Epistaxis Management Mnemonic

When faced with a patient with epistaxis, use this mnemonic to think broadly and consider "What else can it be?" TIME to stop the BLEED: T - TRAUMA: nose picking, fractures I - INFECTION: Sinusitis, rhinitis M - MEDS: coumadin, ASA, clopidogrel, thrombin inhibitors, Factor Xa inhibitors E - EXOGENOUS AGENTS: cocaine, foreign bodies, nasal sprays, dry air BLEEDing: Von Willebrands, thombocytopenia, hemophilia, or bleeding disorder With any bleed, be sure to ensure that the patient is stable! Remember with any patient who has a bleed (even if it's a mild nosebleed, a heavier-than-usual menstrual period, spotting during pregnancy, or rectal bleeding) it's crucial that you consider, assess, a

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New Guidelines: Cognitive Impairment

As we prepare The Review Course we are keeping a close eye on new guidelines that came out last year, as these are all fair game for the exam and important to know. As well you'll need to know all about screening tests (scroll down to the end to read about a common screening mistake). The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has just published a new guideline for screening for cognitive impairment. What do you need to know about it? In a word, DON'T. That's right - don't screen for cognitive impairment. WHO DOES THIS APPLY TO? The recommendation is for patients > 65 yrs old living in the community. WHY NOT? The CTFPHC researchers found no evidence that screening is beneficial. In fa
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