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Five Things Not to Miss: Limb Injury

Don't miss: Abnormal Vitals Missed abnormal vital signs are a huge source of liability. When working in ER always either circle the provided vital signs, or re-write them in the physical exam note, or take the vital signs yourself – this is even more important if a patient presents with a seemingly unrelated injury (or if you'e on an OSCE!). A patient with a sore joint and a fever is a very different scenario than a patient with a sore joint. As well, a patient with a leg fracture, hypovolemia, and tachycardia obviously makes you think of something much more serious than just a leg fracture. But if you look at the x-ray before looking at the patient or the vital signs, you could easily miss

So your next exam question is about a recent immigrant... 3 things to know

In case you work in a practice with very little ethnic diversity (like some places in Canada that I have lived), you may not be well-prepared to manage a patient who is a recent immigrant. The exam does cover immigrant health, though, and you want to be sure you are able to take care of these patients in accordance with the most recent immigrant health guidelines. Be sure your management includes the following: VACCINES SAVE LIVES Assess Vaccination Status. Better yet, if there’s any doubt about the patient having received MMR or DTP, just give the vaccine. As many as half of all immigrants are not immune to MMR or DDP and the most recent guidelines on immigrant health recommend not even t

Don't Forget to Study This Topic: Disability

There are a few areas in exam study that really cut across all of the ‘traditional’ medical topics that you might spend time studying for and Disability is one of those topics. Topics such as this can be difficult to study for as there are no defined guidelines and no one source of information relating to how the topic should be studied for and how far in depth. At the Review Course we aim to decrease the uncertainty and let you know what you need to know for success on the exam. EXAM STUDY TIPS Think about disability in the exam. Can you list off the ADLs and IADLs from memory? Could you list them on a written exam or inquire about them on a history-taking exam? If you have a patient with d
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