Thank you for participation in the session today.
In RRR we discussed:
- Cervical lymphadenopathy
- Floppy neonate
- CSF rhinorrhoea
The Clinical station had an option and the group chose to do a MSK station. Scenario was of a 4 yr old with parent’s concern regarding his walk and frequent fall. Universal cues were of calf hypertrophy, Gower’s sign & struggling to climb stairs. Dr N took the hot seat and made a good attempt. Dr A then swapped seats. Most of the points were covered but time management was an issue. In General examination look for Walking assistance aids / wheel chairs etc.
Learning points are:
- MSK & Neurology have some similarities and significant differences
- Do NOT go down the wrong route else you will not get the marks
- MSK & all stations – check for PAIN and say you will STOP if there is discomfort
- This is a good sentence for rapport building
- Important to practice on your own with recording video or front of mirror
- Clear nasal or ear discharge after h/o injury or persistent runny nose
- Predominantly from one nostril – think of CSF
- Easiest test – ??? — Write in
- Rapid recall is essential in the exam
Next session we will have a demonstration of MSK station.
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