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Teaching on the run

Teaching on the run tips 6: determining competence

Fiona R Lake and Jeffrey M Hamdorf
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (9): 502-503.

Setting

On the round you review a patient who needs long-term intravenous antibiotics. Your registrar says she will put in a “PIC” (percutaneous intravenous catheter) later that day. As you wander off, you wonder how good she is at putting in a PIC line. You wonder who taught her, as you know you didn’t and, indeed, it is many years since you have done one.

Fiona R Lake, MD, FRACP, Associate Professor in Medicine and Medical Education, Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Jeffrey M Hamdorf, PhD, FRACS, Associate Professor in Surgical Education, School of Surgery and Pathology
University of Western Australia, First Floor N Block, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, WA.
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