Thank you for participating in the session today.
We started on the video block with a PowerPoint presentation of what to expect in the exam and how you will acquire marks. The videos clip was of a full term baby referred for appearing jaundiced. Dr S and Dr F Dr V & DR A took the hot seat into discussions which were very useful.
The landing points are:
- Watch the video clip carefully – try and ‘focus’ on different aspect each time you see it
- In the video station after seeing the clip and identifying the clinical signs …
- You are expected to ask 1-2 focused history and examination questions to help you build full picture
- If you do not ask – examiner will not tell you
- Starvation and dehydration are important causes in neonatal jaundice
- Read up neonatal jaundice as it is a common topic and can be asked.
- You need to be fluent with the first 3 to 4 courses of jaundice in a newborn
- Be prepared to discuss physiological jaundice how and why?
- Family history of previous siblings with jaundice: ABO & Rhesus – still important
- Common things common – mention them first before moving to rare causes
- Keep it simple
- Practice – Practice – Read – Read – Practice – Practice
Add your comments or any points I may have missed.