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Memory aids for new stroke recommendations

Stroke is something that you will come across acutely in your practice whether you are working in a rural Emergency Department or dealing with the after-stroke care in a busy urban setting, not to mention all of the prevention and education that you can do prior to a stroke. EXAM STUDY TIPS The Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations were recently updated and there are some great tips for post-stroke care that would also be excellent fodder for the exam. If someone asked you what some of the common complications and consequences of stroke are, would you be ready to rattle off 5 or 6 of them? A simple start is to think of the 7 D’s. Decubitus Ulcer Disability Depression Dysphagia Dement

Turn clinical encounters into study sessions

Here are two questions I wish I asked more often when I was a resident. By asking these questions you can turn every patient encounter into an opportunity to prepare for your exam. 1. “What else could this be?” Challenge yourself to come up with a differential diagnosis for everything you see. Three reasons this is useful: When the exam comes around, you’ll quickly be able to answer any question on what else it could be You’ll pick up on important or life-threatening diagnoses if you’re skilled at considering them for every presentation You gain the most benefit from your preceptors by learning HOW they come up with clinical decisions, or rule in or rule out diagnoses. Why was that sinusitis
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