Dear All

Thank you for particpating in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Newborn ‘blood’ screening
  • Gastroenteritis – conditions mimcking
  • Hypoglycaemia – post neonatal period

The Clinical station was Communication. Scenario was discussion with mother of a newborn baby who is mucusy and likely diagnosis is Tracheoesophageal atresia with fistula. Dr L was our very able Role Player. Dr A was in the hotseat and later swapped the seat with Dr A. Dr Amdae a very good attempt and covered most points. Dr A2 took over and covered few points that could also be covered. After feedback from Examiners Dr AG took the hotseat with Dr L still in RP mode to demonstrate how he would do it. The feedback was constructive and positive.

Learning points are:

  • Communication is a Dialogue and not a Monologue
  • Set the scene, chaperone and uniterrupted time.
  • 30 secs bits of information with RP acknowledgement / response
  • Try and avoid ‘Hi’ as a greeting – Good morning / afternoon is better
  • It is about Roleplayer’s agenda and not yours
  • What Role player knows or has noticed – concerned about?
  • However – the Task has to be addressed / completed
  • Do not need to give all the information of subject
  • Share responsibility with other specialists.
  • Coordinate care with other specialists – imply you know and have done previously
  • You are unlikely to know Full details of likely treatment

Please visit to add your comments or points I may have missed.

Anil Garg