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First Aid How to read the First Aid ?

Hello Guys,

I will start my electives the next week. I will do 2 months of electives in USA.
My CS exam would be in 21 July. May you tell me how to read the FA ?
I am stuck in the Patient encounter section, exactly in the questions of Pain, Headache, Bowel....etc
Do we have to memorize these questions ?
Then how to read FA ?
It is about 50 days to my CS date...do you think it is enough time or I need to postpone it ?

Your help please
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About memorizing the questions, I think whether you're an IMG or an AMG, you need to memorize what to ask about as to not waste time during the encounter searching for questions. This will also guarantees the questions you ask are on the SP's checklist. However, as to memorizing the questions as-is i.e. the exact structure of the question, I think it depends on your English proficiency and if you can quickly come up with a valid question from a topic you have in mind. If you're not so confident about your English level, memorizing the questions as-is can help you a lot, though it would need extra effort and practice.

I skipped most of the minicases in FA (because I found them boring) and proceeded to the practice cases, which I use with a study partner. My strategy is memorizing the DD for each complaint, and asking questions relevant to each DD. You should group the questions in FA acc. to each DD, and understand why you're asking this question or that.

I also recommend CSEvideo.com - there are 36 videos in there (around 9 hours in total), and if you watch them all, you'll get used to the way of carrying out the patient encounter. It helped me a lot.

50 days is more than enough, but you must find a study partner, unless the electives are enough to replace that.
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First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non-expert, but trained personnel to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. The immediate help that is given to a person who has just got injured or gone sick is often termed as first aid. At the times when you feel the need for some first aid activities, emergency preparedness is the most important element. Thanks a lot.
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First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non-expert, but trained personnel to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. The immediate help that is given to a person who has just got injured or gone sick is often termed as first aid. At the times when you feel the need for some first aid activities, emergency preparedness is the most important element. Thanks a lot.
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First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non-expert, but trained personnel to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. The immediate help that is given to a person who has just got injured or gone sick is often termed as first aid. At the times when you feel the need for some first aid activities, emergency preparedness is the most important element. Thanks a lot.

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First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non-expert, but trained personnel to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. The immediate help that is given to a person who has just got injured or gone sick is often termed as first aid. At the times when you feel the need for some first aid activities, emergency preparedness is the most important element. Thanks a lot.
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hi
can I use first for step 1 to find the symptoms for cases in cs exam. I want to prepare for cs while reviewing step 1 first aid does that make sense?
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can you please pm me I really need some guidance i have followed your advice for the cs prep and may set a date for asap if one comes availble.
ihave uw for 2months
csevideo for 6 weeks
have seen neeraj notes
ihave skpye parnter
and my roomate from india just pasted and she is my partner but still i have some questions
please pm me and let me know it is ok to contact you
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