This weeks blog prompt is to describe an evaluation opportunity that I have had over this semester and tell how it will influence future clinical decisions.
My first day off site this semester, I was able to complete a knee evaluation on a football player from John Battle high school. I completed a history and found that the athlete had had a similar injury to the opposite knee, an MCL sprain. After completing various tests to rule out other more serious conditions, I gave the athlete a diagnoses of a grade 1 MCL sprain. During this evaluation I felt as if i had completed a pretty solid evaluation without leaving anything out. Bre confirmed this by telling me I had done a pretty good evaluation.
The only drawback with my evaluation is that I did not show enough confidence. That was the only critique that Bre had of my evaluation. So my major takeaway from this evaluation is that I need to be more confident when doing evaluations. In the future this will help me be more decisive. I will keep this in the back of my mind by telling myself that I can complete a good evaluation by myself, and if I am wrong, I will learn from it.
I was able to complete 14 attempts this week towards my clinical packet.