CCFP Topic: Heart Failure

Written By: Dr Chris Cochrane, and Dr Sarah Donnelly Reviewed By: Dr Kristin Dawson Heart failure can be confusing and nebulous, so we will do our best to break this down into the key definitions and clinical pearls you’ll need when seeing heart failure in clinic. A lot of today’s information will be coming fromContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Heart Failure”

CCFP Topics: Hypertension

Written By: Dr Jessica Dawson Expert Review: Dr Jennifer Ringrose, Internist in Edmonton, AB Hypertension is one of those issues that we encounter every day in family practice, whether in the office or acute settings. Roughly one in four to one in five Canadian has hypertension. It is a top modifiable risk factor for cardiovascularContinue reading “CCFP Topics: Hypertension”

CCFP Topic: Fractures

Written By: Braedon Paul – PGY1 Victoria, BC Expert Review By: Dr Babak Salamati, Sports Medicine Physician, Regina SK Artwork by: Aikansha Chawla In this episode we e touch on everyone’s favourite clinical decision tools (shout out to our nation’s capital, Ottawa), a little bit about acute and ongoing pain management, age specific considerations (thinkingContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Fractures”

CCFP Topic: Fever

Written By: Karkirat Singh – 4th Year Medical Student – University of Alberta Peer Review: Sarah Donnelly – PGY-2 IM This episode was written, and lovingly crafted by Karkirat Singh, 4th year medical student at the University of Alberta. Fever VS Hyperthermia Fever (usually >38°C) is an elevation in core body temperature seen in infections,Continue reading “CCFP Topic: Fever”

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