Emergency Care 3: Range of situations
|The doctor’s ability is incomplete: he/she cannot make or execute initial plans for some common important emergencies.
||The doctor can cope, to the extent of preserving life, and making and executing an initial plan for the common emergencies encountered in general practice .
|Has little understanding of this.
||Attempts to do this but is not yet skilful and sometimes runs into difficulty.
||Attempts to do this and is usually successful but recognises his/her limitations.
|Coped poorly when
Notes for raters
This area of behaviour is best assessed in tutorials: ‘What would you do if called to a patient who…?” Some of the above situations can be discussed after the trainee has had direct experience.