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”

Episode 10 : The Newborn Exam Part 2

Episode Written by : Kyla Freeman, Family Medicine PGY2 Episode Reviewed by : Dr. Trent Smith, Paediatrician Hosts : Kyla Freeman, Patricia Massel, Caitlin Blewett Episode art : Aikansha Chawla Today’s episode is a continuation of Episode 9, where we delve into the details of the newborn exam, reviewing both the subtle and the seriousContinue reading “Episode 10 : The Newborn Exam Part 2”

CCFP Topic: Fractures

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 (thinking about those salter-harris kiddos and osteoporotic grandmas). We won’t be talking specifically about the technical skills like fracture reduction and casting techniques, sinceContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Fractures”

Episode 8 : Emergency Contraception

Episode Written By : Caitlin Blewett, MS4 Episode Reviewed By : Dr. Ashley Mucsi, OBGYN with a fellowship in Family Planning Hosts : Kyla Freeman (FM PGY2), Patricia Massel (FM PGY2), Caitlin Blewett (MS4) Art : Aikansha Chawla In today’s episode we are going to review the SOGC approved methods of emergency contraception in Canada.Continue reading “Episode 8 : Emergency Contraception”

Bonus Episode: Patient Perspectives – Disability

Written and Hosted By: Shaila Gunn MS4 – Vancouver Join Shaila Gunn in a wonderful discussion on the patient perspective of living with disability and experiences with Primary Care. A massive thank you to this episode’s guest Lynda Bennett

Episode 7 : Placental Abnormalities

Episode Written By : Patricia Massel, Rural Family Medicine PGY2 Episode Reviewed By : Charley Boyd, GP in Camrose, AB Hosts : Kyla Freeman (FM-PGY2), Patricia Massel (FM-PGY2), & Caitlin Blewett (MS4) Episode Art : Aikansha Chawla In today’s episode we explore the world of placental abnormalities. We will review placenta previa, acreta spectrum disorders,Continue reading “Episode 7 : Placental Abnormalities”

Episode 6 : Gestational Weight Gain, Diet, & Exercise Counselling in Pregnancy

Episode Written by : Kyla Freeman, Rural Family Medicine PGY2 Episode Reviewed by : Virginia Clark, FP practicing rural and urban obstetrics Hosts : Kyla Freeman (FM-PGY2), Patricia Massel (FM-PGY2), Caitlin Blewett (MS4) Episode Art : Aikansha Chawla In today’s episode we explore weight, diet, and exercise. We review the complications of BMIs outside ofContinue reading “Episode 6 : Gestational Weight Gain, Diet, & Exercise Counselling in Pregnancy”

CCFP Topic: Fatigue

Written and Researched By: Jessica Dawson – PGY1 Edmonton, AB Peer Review By: Caleb Dusdal First, some definitions. Generally, fatigue is defined as feeling exhausted during or after activity, or as a feeling of not having enough energy to even start activities. You want to try to distinguish this from related complaints like daytime sleepinessContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Fatigue”

Infectious Disease Screening in Pregnancy : Part 2

Episode Written by : Patricia Massel Rural Family Medicine PGY2 Episode Reviewed by : Dr. Maggie Watt (GP) & Dr. Milena Semproni (ID) Hosts : Kyla Freeman, Patricia Massel, & Caitlin Blewett Episode Art : Aikansha Chawla In episode one we covered urine cultures, rubella, varicella, chlamydia, and gonorrhoea. Today we tackle HIV, Hepatitis B,Continue reading “Infectious Disease Screening in Pregnancy : Part 2”

CCFP Topic: Domestic Violence

Written By: Kajsa Heyes Peer Review By: Sarah Donnelly Well, domestic violence is a serious, preventable public health problem that will present in your practice. It doesn’t matter what you do or what types of patients you will see, you are likely to see pathology and social issues related to domestic violence, and if youContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Domestic Violence”

Infectious Disease Screening in Pregnancy: Part 1

Episode Written By : Patricia Massel, Rural Family Medicine PGY2 Episode Reviewed By : Dr. Maggie Watt (GP) & Dr. Milena Semproni (ID) Hosts : Kyla Freeman, Patricia Massel, Caitlin Blewett Episode Art : Aikansha Chawla In the first of this two-part episode we will review some of the basic infectious disease screening tests inContinue reading “Infectious Disease Screening in Pregnancy: Part 1”

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