Dear All

Thank you for participating in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Obesity – complications
  • Purpura
  • Antenatal diagnosis by USS

The Communication scenario was of a newborn with severe birth asphyxia requiring cooling, task was to explain to parent and take consent for transfer to tertiary unit. Dr A was our Role player and Dr A took the hotseat. Good attempt but with some limitations due to internet connection. Dr P stepped in and made a good effort. Most points for good communication were covered but there is always room for improvement.

The Learning points are:

  • Situational awareness for introductions – try not to use standard phrases
  • Check prior knowledge of Role Player before getting into your stride
  • Avoid medical jargon – if necessary – explain
  • 30 sec rule – Max talk for 30 secs – can be less
  • Dialogue and NOT a monolgue
  • Explain Normal first and then the abnormality
  • Do not be a passimist – be Positve and factually correct
  • Summarize at 6 mins – only a few sentences are needed
  • Acknowledgewhat Role Player is saying – answer if possible

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

Anil Garg