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Don’t let an exam question about sleep disorders keep you up at night! Defined as a recurrent, poor sleep quantity or quality that impairs a patient’s function, insomnia loves to pop up in SOOs and SAMPs.

The DSM-5 has over 20 sleep disorders listed; make sure you can l...

Clostridium difficile treatment doesn’t have to be difficult! New treatment practice guidelines from the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada were released in 2018 with simplified recommendations.

C. difficile is now the most common hospital...

“Doctor, I need Plan B -

I’m worried because we didn’t use a condom on Friday night!”

SNAP SAMP:

  • List THREE counselling points for a patient who presents for emergency contraception, other than medication.


Answers below.

The topic of emergency contraception is evol...

SNAP SAMP:



List FIVE items on a patient's history that would warrant prenatal referral to Medical Genetics.


Answers in the blog post below.

Feeling overwhelmed with the number of items to remember in a SAMP question about preconception/prenatal screening? Simplify t...

SNAP SAMP:

  1. How long should women with potential exposure to Zika virus wait before conceiving?

  2. How long should women with confirmed Zika disease wait before conceiving?

  3. How long should men with potential exposure to Zika virus wait before conceiving?

  4. ...

SHORT ANSWER MANAGEMENT QUIZ:

1. Name the most common location from where nosebleeds originate

2. List five potential causative factors

3. List three possible indications for hospitalization in a patient with epistaxis

Did you know that 90% of nosebleeds resolve with pinch...

SNAP SAMPs:

1. List five differential diagnoses, other than croup, that may cause stridor in a child.

2. What is the most common causative organism responsible for croup?

3. What is the primary management priority for a patient with suspected croup?

4. List three treatment...

SHORT ANSWER MANAGEMENT POP QUIZ:

  • List FOUR deadly conditions that mimic the clinical presentation of croup.

  • List FIVE management steps for a patient with croup.

  • List THREE viruses that cause croup.

 

Croup is a common reason toddlers visit the emergency...

SHORT ANSWER MANAGEMENT POP QUIZ:
 

  • What is the role of vasopressin in the 2015 ACLS Guidelines?

  • What FiO2 should be used during resuscitation?

  • What is the goal temperature range for cooling comatose patients after ROSC?

 

(Answers are in the blog post be...

SHORT ANSWER MANAGEMENT POP QUIZ:
 

  • According to the 2015 AHA guidelines, how long after birth should the cord be clamped if a cord avulsion is noted?

  • Which THREE features should be assessed immediately after birth to determine if a newborn requires stimulation...

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