Acute Problems in Family Medicine

by Charles Vega, MD

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    The lecture Acute Problems in Family Medicine by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Acute Care.

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    1. Advise supportive management with plenty of fluids and antipyretics as needed, and give return precautions
    2. Obtain a nasal flu swab
    3. Refer to the emergency room for a chest x-ray and respiratory monitoring
    4. Start empiric antibiotics for likely strep throat
    5. Prescribe an albuterol inhaler for use as needed during upper respiratory infections
    1. Assessment skin and mucous membranes for signs of dehydration
    2. Abdominal CT scan
    3. Stool ova and parasites
    4. Ear and throat exam for evidence of exudates
    5. Urinanalysis
    1. The patient likely has influenza and at this point rest and symptomatic management is the only recommendation
    2. The patient likely has influenza; prescribing Oseltamivir will decrease the duration and severity of illness
    3. The patient likely has community acquired pneumonia; prescribe Azithromycin
    4. Give her the flu shot to prevent further illness
    5. Confirm whether or not the patient has the flu with a rapid flu swab

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     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD

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    By Nor Syazwani S. on 26. July 2018 for Acute Problems in Family Medicine

    Good scenarios, it is typical case you see in clinics. Plus the explanations given is easy to digest and understand.