Immunization National Guidelines

Immunization is such a hot topic it would be remiss to not know it well for the Family Medicine exam. Do you know what special populations would benefit from additional vaccinations? How would you counsel a parent who is vaccine hesitant? What are the national guidelines for vaccination, and what do they say? EXAM STUDY TIPS When studying immunizations schedules remember that this is a national exam. The minutiae of a provincial dosing schedule won’t be as important as the big picture and national recommendations from NACI, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. If you were asked to provide a list of specific populations that needed vaccinations what would you say? Think simple fir

Know What's New: Hypertension 2015

When studying for the family medicine exam, you need to be aware of WHAT'S NEW in the guidelines! This is why The Review Course will cover major points and recent changes from relevant Canadian guidelines. For example, there are some huge changes in the 2015 CHEP guidelines for Hypertension. The treatment of Hypertension is easy right? Remember the ABCDs and some specific exceptions and side effects…cough…cough…and you’re good to go for the exam? Probably not, if you want to ACE the exam or answer questions comfortably with time to spare to concentrate on more difficult questions. EXAM STUDY TIP When writing the exam it’s easy to forget the simple things and sweat over some details you tried

Three things not to miss - The Red Eye

Here are three things that you don’t want to miss on a Family Medicine exam question when a patient presents with a red eye. HISTORY - Always Ask about Contact Lens Use I met a patient this month who consented to letting me share her frightening story. She developed a red eye (without any red flags, surprisingly!). Her treating physician correctly recognized that she was at risk for pseudomonas due to her contact lens use, and she was prescribed a quinolone antibiotic upon initial presentation. (I’ll show you the photo of her eye and tell you how the story ends at The Review Course). PHYSICAL - Flip The Lids The cause of the patient’s eye problem may be found under the lid – a foreign body,
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