Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD
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Ask your learners what variables increase the risk for postoperative nausea and vomiting. How do your learners manage it? Do they consider prophylactic treatment?
Now, watch the short video with your learners.
Ask your learners whether they inquire about previous postoperative nausea and vomiting when evaluating a patient for planned surgery. Should they? Will it alter their management?
What drugs are useful for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting? What receptors do they target?
Which patients should receive prophylaxis? How would your learners choose an agent to use?
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Ask your learners how metabolic syndrome is defined.
Discuss why metabolic syndrome is important.
Ask your learners whether they discuss the importance of metabolic syndrome with their patients. How do they explain the risks? What are their goals in such discussions? To motivate the patient? To scare the patient?
Look at Figure 2 with your learners. How might these results be helpful in discussions with patients to motivate change?
Ask your learners whether and when they ask patients about suicidal thoughts.
What do they ask?
Is the rate of suicidal acts higher for men or women? Are suicidal acts more commonly fatal in men or women? Why?
Do your learners discuss the presence of firearms in their patients' homes? Should they? How should they do so? What should be discussed? Use the recent In the Clinic: Preventing Firearm-Related Death and Injury.
Start a teaching session with a multiple-choice question. We've provided one below!
Read the presentation of the 47-year-old woman in the first paragraph to your learners.
Then, ask your learners whether genetic testing would influence the care of this patient.
Ask what the difference is between germline genetic testing and somatic testing of a tumor. How is each used?
What counseling should occur before germline testing is performed? Invite a genetic counselor to join your discussion.
Taichman DB. Annals for Educators - 17 December 2019. Ann Intern Med. 2019;171:ED12. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/AWED201912170
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2019;171(12):ED12.
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