Dear All

Thank you for your participation in today’s session.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Head Injury – effects / damage. Primary & Secondary
  • Cystic Fibrosis – Clinical features / presentations – age wise

Scabies – symptoms, signs and management.

The Communication Scenario was of a 12 month old admitted with Febrile convulsion due to Otitis media. Father is insisting on a CT scan. Dr V was an able Role Player. Dr I took the hotseat. All medical & related technical related information was there and presented but how to could be improved. We practiced the scenario with reversed Roles after feedback of first attempt.

The Learning points are:

  • Practice common words that are essential to Communication
  • IT is NOT about saying ALL you know.
  • Do NOT make it a monologue.
  • REMEMBER 30 sec Rule.
  • After introductions and open question 
  • Let Role Player speak for as LONG as they like: DO NOT interrupt
  • For particular procedure or Treatment: HIGH light SIDE / HARMFUL effects
  • These may be used to discourage from their ‘demands’.
  • Safety NET – offer to review by Open Access – if appropriate.

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

Anil Garg