Thank you for participating in the session today and making it so interactive.
We reviewed two video clips one of a nine month old baby with respiratory distress and the second of a thin looking 12-year-old boy with a gastroscopy and a central venous access and alopecia.
Dr DS and Dr S took the hotseat. Observation of clinical signs was good and discussion followed smoothly hence we were able to see 2 scenarios.
- See the video clip carefully – sequence of clinical signs is very important
- Sequence will affect management of the case.
- Do NOT use abbreviations when describing. Very easy to mis-hear on the net and lead to confusion.
- History and examination pointes have to be very ‘crisp’.
- Do not ramble in your presentation.
- Acute asthma – check BTS guidelines
- Sudden significant deterioration – think of pneumothorax
- Avoid painful stimuli / tests if possible in respiratory compromised children till help is available.
- Saturation monitors do NOT substitute for Electrical heart monitoring.
Visit www.mrcpchonline.org to add your comments or points I may have missed. Video of session will be available for 2 weeks.