Your preparation time is over. You can now start your role play. Don’t worry if I stop you when the time is up.

Good morning Patricia. I am Narso Andrew, your attending nurse. How are you feeling today?


Good morning andrew. I’m good, thank you. How about you?

I’m doing well. Thanks, Patricia. I’m here to take your vital signs before your discharge. Do you have any questions or concerns?


Why is it necessary to take my vitals again, since I’m getting discharged today?

Your question is reasonable Patricia.  Taking your vital signs is a standard part of our hospital procedure, especially as we approach your discharge. Monitoring your blood pressure, temperature and oxygen levels enters you in the best possible condition for a smooth transition home. It’s a crucial step in maintaining your overall well-being. Additionally, we’re genuinely interested in understanding how you feel about going home?


Is it too early for me to be discharged? I’m concerned about my care and support after discharge.

Your thoughts are natural Patricia. I’d like to know the support you have from your family or friends on a regular basis until you regain your independence.


I have my granddaughter with me and a good neighbor, but when they leave for college and work, I’ll be alone.

I understand your concerns about going home.


I’m afraid of walking around independently, especially of falling in the shower. Secondly, when and how will I receive my medications, especially for pain relief? Nurse I’m also worried about caring for the wound. No, Nurse, I’m not prepared to be discharged.

I acknowledge your concerns as you prepare for your upcoming discharge. I want to take a moment to reassure you and your family about the support and education that will be provided to ensure a smooth transition into the next phase of your recovery. Our dedicated health care team is committed to your well-being, and we understand the importance of equipping you and your loved ones with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful recovery at home.

Before you leave, our physiotherapists will work with you to provide guidance on mobility, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable with any exercises or movements necessary for your continued healing.


Oh, I see.

Yes, Patricia. Also, our pharmacist will take the time to thoroughly explain your medications, including proper dosage, potential side effects and any other relevant information. Understanding your medications is crucial, and our pharmacist is here to answer any questions you or your family may have.


Okay, that’s fine.

In addition, our skilled nurses will provide detailed instructions on wound care and management. They will guide you through the steps to maintain optimal healing, addressing any concerns you might have, and offering practical tips to make the process as seamless as possible. And Patricia, I hope your concerns have melted away, haven’t they?


Yes. Good to hear that, nurse.

Is there anything else I need to clarify  for you?


Thank you for your consideration. Regarding follow up care, When is it appropriate to make an appointment?

I appreciate your thoughtfulness Patricia.  I’ll guide you on when to call the hospital in case of major concerns. Firstly, the appointment is crucial to assess and address any concerns related to your wound. Our primary goal is to check the healing progress reinforce the dressing if needed and discuss any worries or questions you might have. Your comfort and understanding are vital during this process, and your GP is here to provide the support you need.

Apart from that, if you experience any major concerns such as excessive pain despite medication and expected bleeding from the wound site or an elevated temperature, it’s important to reach out to the hospital promptly. Remember, seeking medical attention is a proactive step towards maintaining your health and promoting a smooth recovery. Your wellbeing is our top priority and we want to address any issues as soon as possible to ensure a smooth recovery.


Yes, Nurse, I understand the importance. I will follow your valuable suggestions.

That’s perfect Patricia. Well, before the clinical examination begins, your consent is a crucial part of the process. Do you consent to go ahead with clinical observations?


Yes, I consent.

Thank you for your consent Patricia. If you have  further questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment, please feel free to contact us. Your health matters and we are committed to providing the care you deserve.


Thank you for clarifying everything, nurse. I appreciate it.

You’re welcome Patricia. I wish you a speedy recovery.


Thank you nurse. That concludes our OET speaking role play. All the best.

Thank you for being here.

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