Psychiatry Final Week


Tasks performed:
In-service to Psychiatrists, nurses and pharmacists on Memantine + antipsychotics

Memantine Presentation Final

Case presentation: Pisa syndrome

Psych case presentation Final

Counselled two patients on their medications

Clinical Pearls:
Take a lithium level on any patient on Li on admission (2) aim for lower levels in elderly population
Terms I get confused about:
Dystonia: neurological movement disorder in which sustained muscle contractions cause twitching and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Two forms: acute and delayed

Patient is defined as having metabolic syndrome if the patient has central obesity plus 2 of the following 4 risk factors; elevated triglycerides, reduced HDL, elevated BP, elevated blood glucose

Cardiometabolic monitoring form used by BC Mental Health and Addiction Services monitors for following:
Waist circumference, weight, BMI, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, Hgb A1c, LDL cholesterol, Total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, Cholesterol/HDL ratio, ECG abnormalities, QTc

Goals for next rotation:

See more patients: Aim for 1 new patient every day
Follow-up with patients everyday

About rajwantminhas

I just finished my pharmacy degree at UBC. I am excited to be part of Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services. My goal is to get exposed to different kinds of disease states, medications and become better at applying my knowledge. Patient interaction is another aspect that I am going to strive to get better at. I am looking forward to this intense year and learning tonnes!

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