Which of the following children fulfills the Rome criteria for functional constipation?
a) 4 year old with developmental delay with large fecal mass in the rectum and 2 or fewer defecations in the toilet per week
b) 3 year old with large fecal mass in the rectum and bowel incontinence
c) 10 year old with back pain and constipation
d) 5 year old with straining with bowel movements and hard stools
d) is the answer
a) no because Developmental delay
Rome III diagnostic criteria **to provide criteria for research purposes - 2 or more criteria in a child with developmental age of at least 4
at least once per week for at least 2 months before diagnosis
with insufficient criteria for IBS
incontinence - secondary to withholding of stool lead to overflow diarrhea
1) Two or fewer defecations in the toilet per week.
2) At least one episode of fecal incontinence per week.
3) History of retentive posturing or excessive volitional stool retention.
4) History of painful or hard bowel movements.
5) Presence of a large fecal mass in the rectum.
6) History of large diameter stools that may obstruct the toilet.
Acronym is : PIRPOF Poops 2 or less times in toilet /week Incontinence once per week Retention of stool Painful/hard bowel movements Obstruct the toilet Fecal mass - in rectum
need 2 or more criteria, developmental age of at least 4 years, once/week for at least 2 months
Which of the following about functional constipation is false?
a) high prevalence when children are entering school age
b) should do basic labs and abdominal X rays for all children with constipation
c) high prevalence when children are getting toilet trained
d) stool softeners don’t make the bowel lazy and are safe for long term use
b) initial investigations and X rays only if suggestion of organic disease
parents often have misconceptions about bowel softeners making the bowel contract/spasm, people getting dependence on them, and minimally absorbed from the gut
toilet training time is often time with lots of constipation, therefore clinicians should support parents at this time.
Which of the following is not true of fecal impaction?
a) should initiate treatment with maintenance stool softeners
b) stool felt in the rectal vault
c) hard mass felt in the abdomen
d) history of overflow incontinence
a) need to make sure that don’t mis diagnose impaction since maintenance stool softeners can worsen incontinence
don’t need x ray to diagnose impaction
Which of the following methods of disampaction is not recommended?
a) 3 day PEG 3350 at dose of 1-1.5 g/kg/day (max dose 100 g/day)
b) daily enemas for 6 days
c) digital disampaction
d) nasogastric lavage with PEG solution
c) cannot be recommended may be harmful
a) this helped with disampaction for 95% of children, well tolerated
b) equally effective but potentially less well tolerated
d) for severe constipation; if volume of PEG not able to take orally, until the rectal effluent is clear
Which of the following about maintenance treatment for constipation is true?
a) should be started immediately upon diagnosing constipation
b) medical maintenance therapy with laxatives is less effective than behavioural
c) few well designed trials for laxative treatment in children
d) PEG 3350 should be the first line for all children with constipation based on evidence
c) the answer
a) need to dismpact first (to prevent overflow0) then promptly start maintenance therapy
b) more effective than behavioural treatments
d) hard to establish first line therapy
Which of the following is the best choice of treatment for maintenance treatment of constipation?
a) PEG 3350 at dose of 0.4-1.0 g/kg/day
b) docusate sodium at dose of 5mg/kg/day divided 3x/day or as a single dose
c) lactulose at 1-3 ml/kg/day in divided doses
d) milk of magnesium at 1ml/kg/day-3 ml/kg/day
e) sennosides at dose of 2.5-15 ml/day based on age
a) growing evidence that PAG 3350 best choice for treatment of paediatric constipation
b) no evidence that decussate helpful in childhood constipation (aka colace, don’t work)
PEG 3350 more effective than lactulose, equal to MoM although better tolerated, Sennosides inferior to lactulose based on symptom control, relapse rate and side effects in 2 trials
Which of the following medications and side effect are incorrectly?
a) PEG 3350 - electrolyte abnormalities
b) mineral oil - lipid pneumonia
c) Senna - idiosyncratic hepatitis
d) Milk of magnesium - hypophosphatemia
e) Phosphate enema - hypocalcemia
a)tasteless, odorless, no chance of electrolyte imbalances
b) mineral oil - lipid pneumonia if aspirated , theoretical risk of decreased absorption of fat soluble substances, not clinically substantiated
c) Senna - idiosyncratic hepatitis, melanosis coli, hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, analgesic nephropathy
d) MoM - in overdose, increased Magnesium, hypo PO4 and hypo Ca . infants can get magnesium poisoning (symptoms include apnea, cardiac, neurological)
e) phosphate enema - can cause local trauma to rectal vault, hyper phosphate, hypocalcemia,
**table in the CPS statement - the other is decussate sodium, causes abdo pain, cramps, diarrhea, glycerine suppository, no SEs, the others can generally cause some abdo cramps and bloating
parents should be advised to increase or decrease the dose until children have 1-2 soft stools/day, might get some leaking, emergency plan for disimpaction
Which of the following is not part of standard behavioural counselling for constipation?
a) should try to stool at the same time every day
b) a footstool while pooping can help a child valsalva
c) children should be punished for not stooling during toilet time
d) a stool diary can be helpful to parents, in conjunction with a Bristol stool chart
c) should use reward and praise for stooping as well as for sitting on the toiilet,
most people stool at the same time each day, within 1 hr of eating (reflex), usually in the am children should sit for 3-10 minutes (based on age)
Which of the following dietary changes has been shown to help with treatment of constipation in children in research studies?
a) maintain daily fiber intake of 0.5g/kg/day (max dose 35 g/day)
b) fiber supplementation beyond daily dose
c) Metamucil (psyllium )
d) Wheat dextrin (Benefiber)
e) Eliminating milk
f) Probiotics such as lactobacilli
a) maintaining regular fiber intake can help, but supplementing beyond likely doesn’t help
there have not been studies on metamucil, or wheat dextrin, should make sure enough water taken in with fiber
*while excessive milk can lead to constipation, intolerance, there is little evidence that eliminating it helps with treatment of constipation. in certain kids with atopy, Cow’s milk protein has been shown to make it worse. if kids fail other treatment, can consider trying a cow’s milk protein free diet.
a balanced diet of fruits, grains and vegetables is recommended to treat constipation in children, carbs (especially sorbitol) found in prune, apple juice and pear can increase the fluid content of stoolsand increase frequency
study showed that using lactobacilli in conjunction with lactulose did not help, another study was inconclusive.
Which of the following is true about infants with constipation?
a) most commonly organic in cause
b) a breastfed newborn should stool with every feeding
c) mineral oil is a good choice of treatment for infants
d) evidence has shown that PEG 3350 is safe and effective at treating constipation in infants
a) still usually functional, but need heightened vigilance to identify organic causes
b) big range - from with every feeding to with every 7-10 days. formula fed infants have less variation.
c) nope, shouldn’t use t consider it for treatment)
How long should a child be treated for constipation before considering weaning of treatment?
a) 2 weeks
b) 4 months
c) 6 months
d) 1 year
want to have regular soft bowel movements before weaning, lots of relapse and hard to treat, need lots of close follow up.
refer to GI when adequate treatment measures fail or suspicion of organic disease.
Which of the following is not an indication for a genital exam?
a) parental request
b) a teen being prescribed birth control during their annual visit
c) cases of suspected sexual abuse
d) look for endocrine abnormalities
e) monitor normal development of external genitalia
b) don’t need to do for routine teen exam if not sexually active (with change in pap guidelines, unclear if we should still do pelvic exams on sexually active teens)
Which of the following is false?
a) older children should get consented for genital examination
b) for younger children, a parent or care-giver should be present and the process explained to both of them
c) if a child is refusing to cooperate with the exam, one should use force if necessary to ensure that the physical exam is complete
d) a parent or nurse should be present when performing a genital exam on a teen
c) never use force or restraint if child doesn’t cooperate postpone the exam
positions for exam:
sitting cross legged on care givers lap
knee chest position (better view, more traumatic)
lateral decubitus for boys.
Which of the following statements is false?
a) Internet sites in Canada with health information are strictly regulated
b) there is evidence that the paediatrician has a role in guiding the parent to find websites that provide high quality information about children
c) most parents will access health information on the internet and use it to make decision regarding their child’s health, often without discussing it with their physician
a) no regulations about what can be on the internet
Which of the following is not a key criteria when evaluating a website that provides good information for families?
a) no conflict of interest
b) peer reviewed information
c) up to date information
d) based on expert opinion
d) expert opinion is not the best, since it is still just an opinion, experimental studies are the best.
At which age to most children in the Western world achieve bowel and bladder control?
a) ages 2-4
b) ages 18 months - 3 years
c) ages 3 years - 5 years
d) ages 1-3 years
physiological readiness at 18 months usually, other aspects of readiness can vary, should discus at 1 year visit.
Which of the following statements is true?
a) boys usually achieve bowel and bladder control before girls
b) bowel and bladder control are typically obtained at the same time
c) the average age of initiation of toilet training to achievement of independent toiling is 3-6 months
d) daytime and nightime continence are typically achieved simultaneously
c) the answer
a) girls are first
b) often bladder control first
d) daytime then nightime
lots of variability, no particular age where toilet training should start
Which of the following children is likely ready for toilet training?
a) 18 month old who is not yet walking
b) 1 year old who is walking and can follow one step command
c) 2 year old who can sit on the potty and indicate when they have to use the potty
d) 3 year old with autism and inability to communicate verbally
likely steps needed for toilet training
- physiological readiness - obtained by 18 months usually , reflex sphincter and myelination of long pyramidal tracts
- able to walk to potty chair or adapted toilet seat
- stable on potty chair or adapted toilet seat
- able to follow simple (one step and two step )command
- able to communicate need for potty verbally or with gestures
- desire to please caregiver
- desire for independence and control of bowel/bladder
- able to stay dry for several hours
Which of the following is false?
a) when child is 18 months paediatrician should assess a child’s readiness for toilet training
b) a child who has recently moved or acquired a new sibling is likely not at the best moment to start toile training
c) encouraging a child with praise is a better approach than reprimanding them for accidents
d) allowing the child to watch a parent use the toilet is not helpful
e) a potty chair is typically more helpful than an adult toilet in the early stages
d) allowing them to watch parents helps
how parents can facilitate toilet training:
- decide on language to use
- ensure potty chair and position are easily accessible
- if using regular toilet then use adapter and foot stool
- encourage child to tell parent when voiding, even if after the fact praise them, learn signs that child is about to use the toilet
- expect accidents, avoid negative reinforcement
- consistent between caregivers
- when you get there ( 1 week or more of consistent success), use cotton underpants or training pants, make this an important moment, if they have accidents, let them return to diapers without making it a bit deal
In which order should the following steps of toilet training typically be undertaken?
a) sit on potty with diaper removed several times a day
b) sit on potty after soiled diaper removed
c) try out cotton underpants/training pants after a week of using the potty
d) sit fully dressed on potty
e) a routine of sitting on the potty at a specific time each day
d), b) (may want to put diaper in the potty to show it’s function), a), e) , c)
using this method may have success in a few weeks
**child centred approach, keep cultural background in mind.
Which of the following approaches to toileting refusal is false?
a) if a child refuses to have bowel movements in the toilet, should allow them to return to diapers to prevent constipation and painful bowel movements
b) organic causes of toilet training failure are common
c) if a child exhibits toileting referral, should take a break for 1-3 months
d) constipation can delay toilet training
b) rare, usually the child is simply not ready, if not ready don’t do toileting battles, will slow things down
a) true, since this could further delay the toiling process
the rest are true
d) should treat the constipation to help with toilet training
Which of the following children would not consider consider referring to a general paediatrician or developmental paediatrician?
a) 5 year old who is still not toilet trained
b) 2 year old whose first attempt at toilet training did not succeed and is currently on a 1-3 month hiatus
c) 3 year old who has failed 4 attempts at toilet training
c) consider referral if older than 4 years or repeated failures, most children are ready after 1 break
**identifying for special needs kids is equally important, same stages but may be hampered by unique circumstances, i.e. social or adaptive delays as well as medications and when parents are ready to begin the process
Which of the following statistics is false?
a) 5-10% of preschoolers have visual difficulties which if left untreated can interfere with proper development of visual acuity
b) major refractive errors occur in 5-7% of preschoolers
c) early screening has been associated with a decrease in amblyopia and improved acuity by 60%
d) a Cochrane review found that there was significant evidence from RCTs that screening programs are necessary to prevent amblyopia
d) false, not enough RCTs to analyze importance of screening programs on the prevalence of amblyopia (does not mean that not beneficial just that there isn’t great evidence yet
the rest are true
c) randomized longitudinal studies
Which of the following is not a recommendation by the AAP and AA of Opthalmologists:
a) visual acuity should be assessed at preschool age
b) visual assessment only starting at age 1
c) visual assessment all health supervision visits
d) anatomy and function should be checked at all visits
b) visual assessment starting at birth and at all health supervision visits
Which of the following children does not need referral to a specialist?
a) ex prem 26 week with 4 month NICU stay
b) 4 month old with Down Syndrome at initial visit
c) family history of congenital glaucoma
d) healthy 1 year old
d) don’t need professional eye exam for healthy children with no risk factors
FHx of congenital glaucoma/strabismus
Which of the following statements about photo screening is false?
a) the negative predictive value of photo screening is 10%
b) AAP recommended photo screening in 2002
c) can identify significant refractive errors and opacities in the reflex
d) a recent study showed that photo screening is cost effective and has a PPV of 80%
a) negative PV has not been established so safety not established
not an appropriate tool for office paediatrics
study #1) US and Taiwan, cost effective, PPV 80%, #2) Alaska - PPV 95%
digital camera like equipment, not fully compared with traditional methods of acuity assessment
Please pair the following terms and definitions
c) refractive error
1) inability of eye to focus image
2) misalignment of eye in any direction
3) opacification of crystalline lens
4) reduced vision in absence of ocular disease
a - 4), common causes are strabismus and refractive error, brain doesn’t recognize the input
b- 2 can be constant or intermittent, pseudo strabismus when broad nasal bridge covers the nasal sclera unequally, determine with corneal light reflex
c- 1 inability of eye to focus image, usually correctible by lens
d - 3
Which of the following ages and landmarks about visual development is false?
a) face follow 0-4 weeks
b) visual follow - 3 months of age
c) visual follow 6 months of age
d) visual acuity measurement with appropriate chart - 42 months
c) the rest are true
Which of the following vision screening tools is most appropriate for a 6 year old child?
a) LogMAR chart
b) LogMAR Snellen chart
c) HOTV chart
d) Allen chart
b) is the answer
should use the tool that is the highest level recognized by the child
LogMAR - 42 months
LogMAR Snellen chart - 6 years
HOTV chart - 36 months
Allen chart too culturally specific to be helpful
test at 3 meters, better eye first, these screening tools are for people with minimal training (physicians, public health nurses)
Which of the following is an appropriate exam for the age of the child?
a) newborn to 3 months of age- red reflex, exam of skin and external eye structures
b) 3-5 years of age - red reflex, external structures, cover - uncover test
c) 6-12 months - red reflex, ocular alignment including cover uncover and corneal light reflex, fix and follow, visual acuity
d) 6 years and more - routine comprehensive examination
a) red reflex - if not there, urgent referral to ophtho
b) should also do visual acuity testing
c) too young for visual acuity
d) routine exam by professional no proven benefit, should do screening with routine exams and examine whenever complaints occur
Which of the following children does not need to be referred for further evaluation by opthalmologist/optometrist ?
a) children with developmental delay
b) newborn with asymmetric red reflex
c) school age child who passes visual exam but have reading difficulties
d) any child who fails visual screening
c) should get further evaluation by reading specialist (since we know the eyes work!)
Which of the following conditions is the most common?
a) congenital hypothyroidism
c) permanent hearing loss
d) inborn errors of metabolism
c) 1-3/1000 live births, much more common than these other conditions that we routinely screen for
Which of the following timelines is the goal of most university newborn hearing screening programs?
a) screen by 3 months, confirm diagnosis by 6 months, intervene by 1 year
b) screen by 1 month, confirm diagnosis by 3 months, intervene by six months
c) screen by 1 week, confirm diagnosis by 1 month, intervene by 3 months
d) screen by 2 months, confirm diagnosis by 6 months, intervene by 9 months
b) is the answer
Which of the following is the most common cause of non syndromic neonatal sensorineural hearing loss?
a) connexin 26 problems leading to cochlear hair cell dysfunction
b) congenital infections
d) ototoxic medications
a) most common, the others are the remaining causes
most hearing loss in newborns is sensorineural, known genetic cause in 50%, of these 70% are non-syndromic, of these the most common causes are listed at left
3 types of hearing loss, sensorineural, conductive, mixed; may be fixed or progressive
hearing loss categorized by degree of loss
Which of the following hearing thresholds is consistent with severe hearing loss?
a) 20-40 dB
b) 40-60 dB
d) >80 dB
c) is the answer
0-20 normal 20-40 - mild 40-60 moderate 60-80 severe >80 profound
Which of the following infants does not have risk factors for neonatal hearing loss?
a) family history of permanent hearing loss
b) baby with cleft lip and palate
c) baby with congenital syphillis
d) baby with coloboma, heart defects, choanal atresia, renal abnormalities and hypospadias
e) 1 day NICU stay on CPAP
the risk factors are as follows:
- family history of permanent hearing loss
- craniofacial abnormalities including abnormalities of the external ear
- congenital infections - bacterial meningitis, CMV, toxo, rubella, syphillis, herpes
- physical findings consistent with underlying syndrome with hearing loss (check document in email, some most popular include CHARGE, Alport, DiGeorge, Noonan, Treacher Collins, Turner syndrome, OI etc.
- NICU stay > or equal to 2 days or any length associated with ECMO, assisted ventilation, ototoxic drugs, hyperbilirubinemia needing exchange transfusion
Children with hearing loss are:
a) identified with an establish language delay without UNHS
b) easy to identify based on their reaction to the environment
c) will not develop vocalizations (such as babbling) normally
d) is usually identified prior to 1 year of age
a) identified with an expressive language delay, in Canada without UNHS, usually identified at age 24 months (in screened population ID by 3 months, intervention by 6 months)
mild and moderate hearing loss usually not identified till school age
the others are false - will often turn towards bell etc based on environmental awareness, other inputs, will develop vocalization normally.
Which of the following statements is false?
a) without early intervention, children with hearing loss have irreversible deficits in communication and psychosocial skills, language and literacy
b) auditory deprivation in early childhood leads to structural and functional reorganized deprivation at a cortical
c) the impact on speech and language is independent of the severity of the hearing loss
d) in unscreened populations, children with severe to profound hearing loss typically graduate from high school with reading level of a 9-10 year old child
e) the presence of parental concern is predictive of true hearing loss , but absence of such concern is not an effective screening tool
c) is proportional to the severity of the hearing loss
Mason and Mason - impaired socioemotional development including low academic performance, underemployment, increased social maladaptation and psychological distress
Based on WHO screening guidelines, which of the following is not a criteria of a hearing screening program?
a) demonstrate an earlier diagnosis
b) accurate, reliable screening tool
c) considerate for adverse effects of screening and earlier intervention
d) evaluation of earlier intervention following diagnosis, and of longer term outcomes from earlier diagnosis and intervention
e) be available for children of all ages
e) not a criteria, the rest are
Which of the following pairings of test and description is true?
a) OAE - electrodes taped to head, earphones/probes on infant ears
b) OAE - in infants >24 hr, with CGA of 34 weeks or more
c) AABR assesses vestibular (8th nerve) function
d) OAE is always performed before AABR
c) true - OAE identifies conductive and cochlear hearing loss from external ear to hair cells in the cochlea, vs AABR includes the nerve
a) false, this is AABR OAE is ear probe in outer ear canal
b) both have this criteria
d) false, can be either sequentially or at the same time, depending on screening protocol, although most screening programs do the OAE first. If baby has risk factors (table 2 in statement) do AABR first, OAE is cheaper and faster. strong evidence that two step testing is good at identifying hearing loss
the other things for both tests, need trained technician, can do at bedside, both ears simultaneously , results can be affected by movement, environmental noise, dysfunction in the middle/external ear, screening threshold at least moderate hearing loss (30-40 dB). OAE sound stimulus which leads to movement of the cochlear hair cells. 99% of normal ears can be recorded. AABR - records brainstem response to sound echoes, can identify auditory neuropathy.
Which of the following statements is false?
a) systematic reviews strongly support that infants who are screened are identified earlier and receive intervention earlier
b) evidence that screening lowers the age of diagnosis of moderate to severe hearing loss, greatest in moderate hearing loss
c) ABR, OAE and high frequency tympanometry (middle ear function analysis) are available in most Canadian regions
d) the diagnosis of hearing loss is not precise or reliable
e) The most recent studies support that infants with earlier intervention have better expressive and receptive language scores
d) it is precise and reliable - systematic reviews have shown that frequency specific auditory brainstem response can predict configuration, severity and severity and nature of hearing loss in infants
a) large controlled study from Wessex, England
and multiple subsequent cohort studies
b) study from Champagne- Ardenne region - lowered age of diagnosis from 17 months to 10 weeks
e) if diagnosed and receive intervention before 6 months, 20-40 percentile points higher on on school related behaviours than children who are identified later on
Which of the following statements regarding cochlear implants is false?
a) placed surgically in the cochlea to provide stimulation to the auditory nerve
b) studies have shown clear effectiveness in improving hearing and language development
c) currently recommended to implant at 2 years of age
d) have enabled highly functional language development for severe and profoundly deaf individuals
c) should be implanted between 8-12 months of age, coupled with auditory oral therapy
development of oral language is the primary objective of almost all English based programs for hearing impaired children, 91.8% of parents on ontario chose oral communication as the objective for their child
Which of the following are paired incorrectly?
a) hearing aids - can only be worn by school age children or older
b) surgical options for conductive disorders - including ear malformations, ossicular chain abnormalities, tumours and cholesteatomas
c) hearing aids - regular or bone implanted
d) environmental sound amplification devices - includes FM and wireless devices
a) hearing aids can be worn by infants
rarely brainstem implanted auditory devices may be used
need multiD team, including special auditory verbal therapists, lots of family support and school support
Which of the following is false?
a) parental anxiety is a possible adverse effect of UNHS
b) false positive rates of UNHS is 1=2%% in most programs, with 0.5-1 % in established programs
c) anxiety is highest in parents of patients with confirmed hearing loss
d) integrated parental information and counselling should be part of UNHS programs
b) FALSE - 2-4% in most programs, 0.5-1 % in established, false positive for congenital hypothyroidism is 2%
Which of the following is likely to be detected by the the newborn screening program?
a) less severe congenital hearing loss (
the rest are limitations of the UNHS that might go missed, d) is unlikely with OAE alone in a two step program
Which of the following statements is false?
a) universal hearing screening programs have found to be cost effective in research studies
b) clinical screening is ineffective in early diagnosis of hearing loss and late diagnosis results in irreversible delays in language development
c) the lifetime cost of deafness is quite high, a Quebec study found that implementing UNHS in their province would result in a benefit of 1.7 million per year
d) UNHS is available in all Canadian provinces
d) not in all provinces, slowly going to most but still missing some, paediatricians should be aware if available in their province
Which of the following is not routinely necessary in all patients with confirmed hearing loss?
d) MRI brain
e) vision screening
d) MRI brain, neuroimaging in case by case basis
do family history, history and physical, decide if syndromic or non syndromic
vision assessment to maximize sensory input and rule out syndrome (i.e. Usher syndrome, have retinosis pigmentation, end up with vision and hearing loss)
neuroimaging, specific genetic testing and renal and cardiac evaluation on case by case basis
children with hearing loss - risks of complicated otitis media and meningitis, children with cochlear implants have multifactorial increased risk of meningitis, specific vaccine recommendations (pneumococcal vaccine the same as other groups at increased risk, no increased risk of N. meningitis)
Which of the following statements is false?
a) there are good studies to show that the a availability of emergency equipment in a physician’s office influences patient outcomes
b) in an urban setting, only 1.9% of children who have an out of hospital cardiac arrest survive
c) the most common pre-arrest conditions affecting children are respiratory emergencies and trauma
d) outpatient care providers should focus their preparation on pre-arrest emergencies that are most likely to affect children
a) false, no good studies, statement based on consensus
Which is true ?
a) flow inflating bag and mask ventilation has been shown to be the most effective intervention for gas exchange in simulated models of apnea used by paramedics
b) laryngeal masks establishes ventilation more quickly than bag and mask ventilation
c) interosseous infusion is of unknown value when used for prehospital vascular access in urban areas
d) neurological outcomes are better in children who are resuscitated by endotracheal intubation compared to bag and mask in the urban setting by EMS
e) seizures in a clinic setting should be treated aggressively with benzodiazapines
c) true, but the ability to get vascular access in an office when EMS is not readily available cannot be overstated
a) self inflating
b) the other way around, laryngeal masks more quickly study with critical care nurses
d) does not appear to be a difference between bag and mask and intubation
e) should treat with benzos but do need to consider the severity of the seizure and the availability of ventilatory support and EMS support
mock codes have also been shown to decrease provider anxiety, improve confidence and lead to further training and office protocols
Which of the following do all office based physicians caring for children NOT need?
a) CPR training
c) written protocol for emergencies with pre printed drug doses and emergency telephone list
d) periodic mock codes
b) if more remote, do PALS
Which of the following items is not a recommended item for circulation?
a) cardiac arrest backboard
b) intraosseous needles (16 gauge)
c) Blood pressure cuff
d) indwelling IV catheters (24-18 gauge)
e) IV fluids and needles including normal saline
d) is on the desirable list, not the recommended, note that in a rural community may need more of the desirable ones
Which of the following emergency drugs is recommended in a physician office?
a) epinephrine 1:10000
b) epinephrine 1:1000
c) diazepam 0.1mg/kg IV
d) dextrose and chemstrips
b) should stock epi for anaphylaxis (1:1000) (dose 0.01 ml/kg)and for croup/airway (dose 0.5 ml/kg), also should keep salbutamol, and compressor with nebulizer and masks
the other options are on the desired list
Which of the following is not on the recommended list for a physician office?
a) oxygen and oxygen tubing
b) self inflating bag mask valve
c) pulse oximeter
d) suction machine
c) on the desirable list
- intubation equipment, oral airway, LMA also on the desirable list
**will likely need to look at these tables to remember fully
what is the best test for amblyopia
visual acuity testing by noninvasive method
amblyopia is a risk factor for total blindness