Summary Writer: Emily Nash
Editor: Chris Elliot
Interviewee: Chris Elliot and Kylie Yates
James talks to Dr Chris Elliot and Dr Kylie Yates about the importance of communicating effectively with parents. This interview provides tips for junior doctors on how to undertake these tasks when working in a busy Emergency Department.
Chris Elliot is a Consultant Paediatrician who works in a teaching hospital in Sydney and in private rooms. As well as clinical Medicine he is enthusiastic about health communication and teaching. Chris is a Conjoint Lecturer for the University of New South Wales and writes the occasional article on child health for mainstream media. He also teaches Advanced Paediatric Life Support and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Chris completed his Internship at Bankstown Hospital and Paediatric training through the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. On the days when he is not at work he enjoys playing with his children, and also when they play by themselves.
Kylie Yates is a staff specialist general Paediatrician at St George Hospital. She is an APLS instructor and co-developer of their Paediatric units simulation based training programme. Kylie is enthusiastic about introducing new ideas to hospital practice but still thinks talking to families is the best bit of the job. She graduated from the University of Sydney and was trained in Paediatrics at Children’s Hospital Westmead.
With Dr Chris Elliot and Dr Kylie Yates, Consultant Paediatricians at teaching hospitals in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
When assessing paediatric patients, it is important to communicate effectively with parents, the consultant paediatrician and general practitioner. This podcast provides tips for junior doctors on how to undertake these tasks when working in a busy Emergency Department.
Case 1 – You’re a junior doctor in the Emergency Department. You’re asked to see a 4 year old boy with cough and wheeze. He is a bit off his food and his mum is worried that he is always sick.
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