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Disability – CGS 2011 & NICE

1  Determine whether a specific decline in functioning (e.g., social, physical, emotional) is a disability for that specific patient. Impairment: any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological, or anatomical structure or function Disability: any restriction or lack of ability to

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Red Eye – UpToDate

 Red Eye ddx Lids/orbit/lacrimal system Hordeolum / chalazion Blepharitis Entropion / ectropion FB / laceration Dacryocystitis / dacryoadenitis Conjunctiva / sclera Subconjunctival hemorrhage Conjunctivitis Dry eyes Pterygium episcleritis / scleritis preseptal / orbital cellulitis Cornea FB (including contact lens) Keratitis

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Poisoning – McMaster Module

1 As part of well-child care, discuss preventing and treating poisoning with parents (e.g., “childproofing”, poison control number). Keep items locked and out of reach/sight. Don’t refer to medicine as “candy”. Keep meds in their original containers with safety lids, don’t

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Lacerations – TN 2014

Lacerations – Hx What is the cause? How clean are the surroundings? Was a bite involved? Human/canine / feline? How long ago did it occur? Any FB may remain deep in the wound? Any underlying compound #? Tetanus immunization status

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Shaken-baby Syndrome

Mechanism: Angular / rotational deceleration causing cerebral concussion & subdural hematoma. It is the sudden angular deceleration experienced by the brain & cerebral vessels, not the specific contact forces applied to the surface of the head, that results in teh

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Lifestyle – 2008 PA guideline

1 In the ongoing care of patients, ask about behaviours that, if changed, can improve health (e.g., diet, exercise, alcohol use, substance use, safer sex, injury prevention (e.g., seatbelts and helmets). 2 Before making recommendations about lifestyle modification, explore a

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Family Issues

1 Routinely ask about family issues to understand their impact on the patient’s illness and the impact of the illness on the family. SOO: this is important for the social & developmental context and illness experience. Use open-ended questions to

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