Dear All

Thank you for participating in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Acute Renal Failure – definition & causes
  • Sarcoma – diagnosis & management
  • Hoarseness in a 4 year old

In our Clinical session we continued with Development station / scenario from Tuesday. Dr P gave history summary. Dr K took the Hotseat for Assessment of NH, 4 year old. He made a good attempt but there were a few points that could be improved: Rapport with child and General observation. Dr A took the second attempt and improved on managing the assessment. He overlooked a fact – one tool at a time and complete one tool before moving on to next. His summary was good.

The Learning points are:

  • There will not be children at this station at this diet
  • Examiner will be your ‘Role Player’ giving dependent cues.
  • General observation is ESSENTIAL for Development station too.
  • Introductions same as in other stations
  • Rapport building with ‘child’ with few easy ice breakers
  • Observe child’s: ‘Aids’, Posture, initial Interaction, Eye contact
  • CLEAR instructions – targeted – child can understand
  • Fine motor: Start with ‘handedness’. 
  • Select your Tools: Cubes, Paper & Crayon, Book, Beads etc
  • Use ONE TOOL at a time.
  • Check the task till he cannot demonstrate – Upper functional age limit.
  • Remove it from vision once finished with it.
  • be Systematic – do not move forward and back
  • Summarize with your Assessment of skill level and not list

Dr Shishir joined us and gave vital tips on Developemnt and Communication.

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

Anil Garg