Dear all

Thank you for participating in the sessions. We had two sessions 3 to 4 and 6 to 7 pm after break of a few weeks.

In RRR – rapid random review we discussed: 

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis – diagnosis & management
  • Discharge from ear in 5 year old
  • Raised Intracranial Pressure in 6 year old – aetiology

The clinical scenario was off at 16-year-old who had taken a few tablets of paracetamol and then presented to a and E with a friend. Multiple old cut marks were noted on her left forearm. The task was to discuss her concerns and your management plan. DR S & Dr H were in the hot seat while Dr a & Dr A provided excellent Role play. Examiners provided to the point feedback.

Learning points were:

  • Read the scenario VERY CAREFULLY
  • Note down important facts – name, timeline and task
  • Address the Role player appropriately
  • Do not be judgemental
  • Explore concerns
  • Respond to RP’s questions or cures
  • Need to be reassuring – Paediatric patients seldom dies hence say so.
  • NOT we need to wait for results to give a prognosis.
  • Do NOT assume investigations have been done – if not mentioned
  • Read current guidelines for ALL HYPOs – HYPERS & STATUS xx conditions

Vist to add your comments or anything I may have missed.
Anil Garg