Monthly Archives: April 2015

Last Minute study points

Read the SAMP instructions & do the practice exam (get to know the interface) Four Principles of Family Medicine The family physician is a skilled clinician. Family medicine is a community-based discipline. The family physician is a resource to

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Chronic Disease

1 In a patient with a diagnosed chronic disease who presents with acute symptoms, diagnose: – acute complications of the chronic disease (e.g., diabetic ketoacidosis). Compression # in Osteoporosis – acute exacerbations of the disease (e.g., asthma exacerbation, acute arthritis).

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Chest Pain

1  Given a patient with undefined chest pain, take an adequate history to make a specific diagnosis (e.g., determine risk factors, whether the pain is pleuritic or sharp, pressure, etc.). Hx: OPQRSTAAA approach: Onset/duration: sudden vs gradual? Hours vs days?

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 1  In all patients, be opportunistic in giving cancer prevention advice (e.g., stop smoking, reduce unprotected sexual intercourse, prevent human papillomavirus infection), even when it is not the primary reason for the encounter. This may include demographic features such as

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1 In patients requiring antibiotic therapy, make rational choices (i.e., first-line therapies, knowledge of local resistance patterns, patient’s medical and drug history, patient’s context). H Pylori Infection – 1st line Tx: Amoxicillin 1g bid + Clarithromycin 500mg bid + Pantoprazole

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1 Keep up to date with advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) recommendations (i.e., maintain your knowledge base). 2 Promptly defibrillate a patient with ventricular fibrillation (V fib), or pulseless or symptomatic ventricular tachycardia (V tach). Pulseless VT or VF  CPR

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CFPC – SAMP 2011

1. Endometriosis Ms. Pella Vicpane, age 23, comes to your office with a three-year history of cyclic pelvic pain and dyspareunia. A pelvic exam reveals focal left adnexal tenderness. You suspect she has endometriosis. List two risk factors for endometriosis.

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Exam Prep resource: flashcards on medications in Family Medicine

Allow me to interrupt the usual updates on CCFP exam topics and introduce you to a neat resource made by an old friend of mine. As he puts it: “FP Drug Cards is a deck of flashcards on 120 medications carefully selected for

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SAMP CFPC self learning 2010 + Book 1

SAMP 2005-2010 Book 1 ( 6 questions) 1. Mother of 4yo & 18mo old ask about proper nutrition for her children. 2-3 servings of milk per day. Asks if she should give low fat or whole milk? She is concerned

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CFPC Self Learning – SAMP 2012

2012 1. Trigeminal Neuralgia Mrs. Smith, aged 57, suffers from sudden, brief, severe, recurrent episodes of left-sided stabbing pain over her left cheek and forehead. She describes it as electric shock-like pains that are triggered when brushing her teeth or

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