Written By: Savannah Leigh Bennet and Samantha Kent, FM PGY-2s, Memorial University Expert Review By: Dr Gillian Morrison, Geriatrician, St John’s Newfoundland
Check also the CCFP 105 Topics: Periodic Health Assessment Part One and Two episodes. So, first things first: Who should be assessed for osteoporosis and fracture risk? There are three categories: We know who, let’s see „How?”
Case Amanda is a 32 year old Search and Rescue Technician with the Royal Canadian Airforce based out of Canadian Forces Base – Comox here on the island. Two days ago, she was on a mission med-evacing a patient from a fishing vessel of the coast. She and her fellow SAR – Tech were ableContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Low Back Pain”
Lacerations come in many shapes and flavours – big ones, little ones, simple ones, dirty ones, bloody ones, complicated ones – . . .you get it. As family physicians we tend to encounter accidental lacerations (as opposed to incisions of our own making) most often in emergency medicine or urgent care, but we will alsoContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Lacerations”
Like the 2020 guideline update publication, we’re gonna break things down into a few subtopics, which are: But before we dive too deeply into things, it’s helpful to know what the Periodic health exam actually is.. And what it isn’t. The term “periodic” is kind of vague, and that’s actually intentional. According to the canadianContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Periodic Health Assessment – Part 1”
Written By: Sarah Vincent (PGY1 FM, Memorial University) and Kelly Mitchelmore (also PGY1 FM, Memorial University) Expert Review By: Dr Sean Hamilton, Head of Rheumatology for Eastern Health in St Johns Newfoundland. Objectives 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 will be covered with a case OBJECTIVE 1 In a patient presenting with joint pain, distinguishContinue reading “CCFP Topics: Joint Disorders – Part One”
Written By: Shaila Gunn – PGY , Calgary AB Expert Review: Dr Darby Ewashina, ER Psychiatrist, Calgary AB @doc.darbs It is important that as family physicians, we learn to not only diagnose insomnia but learn to counsel patients in the management, both behavioral and pharmacological. Insomnia is a common problem, impacting 35-50% of adults. However,Continue reading “CCFP Topics: Insomnia”
Sonja Poole with the wisdom of Dr Andrew Kotaska gives us an excellent episode covering all the CCFP wants you to know about Infertility.
History items, physical exam considerations, what labs are going to be useful, when to talk treatment or adoption, what comorbid conditions to consider and what these will look like.