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EXPLAINING COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS

common medical con- csaReview our YouTube clips and assess their strengths and weaknesses to help you perfect your explanations of common medical conditions.

Remember, a good explanation should be stripped of medical jargon, use terms, analogies or diagrams which help patient understanding and should be adapted to reflect their ideas, concerns and expectations.

Video Clips......Here are some video clips taken from a tutorial. Have look and choose the things you might utilise and decide what you might change and then have a go at role playing your explanation.

Explaining diabetes 
Explaining asthma 
Explaining a TIA
Explaining AF
Explaining CKD3
Explaining hypertension 
Explaining angina 

If you're running late and find yourself at minute 7 of the CSA and only just starting to explain what's going on, here are some videos on how to rescue some marks from what would be a desperate situation!

Explaining Diabetes and Rx in under 3 mins 
Explaining HT and Rx in under 3 mins 
Explaining asthma and Rx in under 3 mins
Explaining AF and Rx in under 3 mins 
Explaining CKD and Rx in under 3 mins 
Explaining depression and Rx in under 3 mins 
Explaining frozen shoulder and Rx in under 3 mins 
Explaining mechanical LBP and Rx in under 3 mins 
Explaining rheumatoid arthritis and Rx in under 3 mins
Explaining COPD and Rx in 3 minutes
Explaining TIA and Rx in 3 minutes  
Explaining angina and Rx in 3 minutes
Explaining heart failure and Rx in 3 minutes
 

Why not have a go at the three minute challenge with your Trainer. Look at the GP curriculum, choose likely CSA topics and have a go - makes for a fun tutorial!

Don't forget you can have a go on our CSA course - Jan 16th and 17th Pennine's new two day CSA preparation course also explores ways of explaining common medical conditions

But now some different ways of explaining medical conditions from our GPSTs.....

Some of our ST3s

Explaining depression
Explaining angina
Explaining COPD
Explaining hypertension 
Explaining a TIA 
Explaining AF
Explaining why you don't need an antibiotic for that cough 
Explaining prostatic enlargement 
Explaining the PSA test
Explaining the abnormal 'borderline' smear result
Explaining mechanical low back pain 

Tips on how to do it Providing an explanation

Explaining medical conditions - score card 

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