“Get a hat pin”

A consultant I had for rheumatology carried a hat pin around with him. I asked him why, and he said, “It’s useful for loads of things, testing blind spots, sensation, colour vision, instruction following, small object perception… and it holds your hat on” 

Basically this point is to say you should build up a set of tools that you like to use, and get used to using them. Usually people have their own stethoscope, pen torch, some have tendon hammers. Whatever you like to have on you, get used to using it, and get proficient.

 

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