What are the 10 common errors in the general examination of a child?

The 10 common errors are:

  1. Not taking time to introduce yourself to the mother and child
  2. Not listening to what the mother says
  3. Not taking a full history
  4. Not checking the immunisation status
  5. Not weighing the child and plotting the weight correctly on the Road-to-Health Card
  6. Not looking at the child carefully (inadequate general inspection)
  7. Not assessing the developmental milestones
  8. Not recording the blood pressure in older children
  9. Not examining the child’s gait (walk)
  10. Not writing SOAP notes with a problem list, assessment and plan

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