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Saskatchewan: The Land of the Living Skies and an HIV Crisis

SHORT ANSWER MANAGEMENT POP QUIZ (answers below) 1. Name THREE classes of HIV treatment medications. 2. How would you counsel a patient who is HIV positive, and on treatment, who asks you about how HIV will limit their life expectancy? Did you know Saskatchewan HIV rates are 2 times the national average? THE CHALLENGE IN SASKATCHEWAN You may have seen the headlines on the CBC about the HIV crisis in Saskatchewan. HIV treatment, diagnosis and care is increasingly a part of the spectrum of care for family physicians across the country in both rural and urban environments. As HIV/AIDS patients live longer they are shifting the demographics of the disease and their incidence of CVD, non-HIV rela

Idarucizuma-whatfor?

SHORT ANSWER MANAGEMENT QUIZ: List ONE reversal agent for reversing bleeding in a patient on Dabigatran. List THREE medications / management steps that can be used to stop bleeding in a patient on Warfarin. (answers below) Make it stop! Just make it stop! Praxbind™ is way easier to remember the spelling for than Idarucizumab. In cases of life-threatening, uncontrolled bleeding, or in patients who need emergent surgery, we can now reverse Dabigatran. Pretty quickly as well! 2.5g of Praxbind™ given twice for a total dose of 5g IV within 15 minutes. Now you know! Conveniently, it was the same company that makes Pradaxa that came up with the antidote, at over $3000 dollars a pop. DID YOU KNOW –
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