Dr C had sent me the Dragon boat podcast link which she had mentioned at the last session. I’ve had a quick look and it seems a very useful resource. One way would be to download the podcast and listen to it when you’re walking around or doing other activities.
Rapid Randon Review was:
- Aims of management in MDT
- Common Surgical Interventions in Cerebral palsy
The aims for a MDT are:
- Therapies: To promote development of the child to their maximum potential
- Equipment: To provide equipment or support to facilitate participation in home & school activities
- Detection and Prevention of secondary complications.
Most often Specialities help is from: Orthopaedics and Neuro Surgery.
Clinical scenario was of a 3 1/2 years old child whose parents were concerned that the child was ‘slow’ compared to his sibling. Task was to determine the developmental age this 3 1/2-year-old child. There was a 6 minute video clip detailing the examination that was later verbalised by a participant, a summary given and brief discussion on management.
Learning points were:
- ‘Cannot do’ vs ‘Did not demonstrate today’ – import communication note
- Life course approach in MDT so the child can be a participating adult member of community.
- Your assessment supported by what the child DID before the upper age limit by not demonstrating
- Ask relevant history of various domains that CANNOT be checked ‘ demonstrated in exam
- Can child ride a tricycle, feed self,
- Focused history – be aware of time and the domains to be covered.
Visit www.mrcpchonline.org to add your comments or points I may have missed.