Dear All

Thank you for joining the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Dyspnoea – how to assess. most severe difficulty in speaking
  • Child Development Team (MDT) – members and roles
  • Seizure & Epilepsy. What?

In the Communication Station – the scenario was of a 2.5 yr old admitted multiple bruises of different ages. Non Accidental Injury is suspected. Grandfather, who does not know, has come to collect the child. Explain your suspicion and management plan. Dr I was in the Role player mode and Dr A took the hot seat. A very good attempt, knew all the relevant points however presentation needs to be worked on.

Learning Points are:

  • Do Not forget Rules of ‘Engagement’.
  • Introductions – ask what the Role Player will like to be called as.
  • Let them speak to mention their concerns or expectations.
  • Mention your task
  • Rapport building
  • Explore social history – who all take care of child
  • Do NOT make it a lecture. Remember 30 second rule.
  • Role player is Less stressful but gives insight into what to explore
  • Hot seat is a MUST – you will have 9 of them in the exam
  • Practice makes Perfect – help you stay in control

Visit to add your comments or points I may have missed.

Anil Garg