Location: You are an FY1 in general practice, you have been asked to take a blood pressure off this gentleman
Patient: 65 year old presents to his general practitioner to get his blood pressure checked
Task: – Ascertain this patients blood pressure – After 6 minutes you will be asked a series of questions by the examiner
Note to actor:Try to restrain yourself from volunteering to much information – you may do so when prompted (that is, by a specific question, not a general one). If a student is on the wrong line of clinical reasoning do not fuel this line of thinking, state no to the question as being ambiguous may prompt further questioning and does not allow the student to be appropriately tested. The aim of the exercise is to take a focused history; short answers are required.
65 year old who has come to the general practitioner in order to get your blood pressure checked. This is not a history station, although you will be required to confirm your demographic information.