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HEADSS Up! 6 Topics you need to cover in your child / adolescent interview

Only 175 Days until the SPRING 2016 Family Medicine Certification Exam! ​Are you registered for The Review Course? I remember the first time someone told me that “children are not just little adults!” A constant stream of reminders about this followed me through residency when discussing UTIs and depression. What wasn’t so well taught were the nuances of doing a comprehensive interview when dealing with children. Don’t worry –The Review Course is here to help. In the following blog post we review the HEADSS mnemonic, a great tool to cover the areas required for any possible exam question that deals with children and adolescents. A full document is available online as well. HEADSS will help

T/F QUIZ: 5 Questions about Bell's Palsy guidelines

Canada now has its first-ever guideline on Bell’s Palsy, which was published in CMAJ in 2014. Like any national guideline, it’s helpful to be familiar with it before your exam. Quiz yourself: 1. T/F: Choosing either corticosteroids or antiviral treatment are recommended for patients with moderate or severe Bell’s palsy only 2. T/F: The new guidelines recommend avoiding antivirals in patients with Bell’s palsy as evidence is limited. Remember: as you'll learn in The Review Course, Management = More than Medication, so it’s useful to know some non-pharmacologic treatments in case you are asked to write or say these on an exam: 3. T/F: Electrostimulation is recommended for patients with Bell
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