An ongoing dialogue on HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases,
September 1st, 2010
Testing your Testing Skills
Have I whined yet about how I’m part of the first Internal Medicine class that was not “grandfathered” through to eternal board certfication?
If not, now I have.
So for you fellow test-takers, here’s another one for you, adapted somewhat from this delightful experience I’m required to go through every 10 years. Oddly, just like the last one reviewed here, it involves our old friend, MRSA.
18 year old kid scrapes his knee playing a sport, comes in with infection around injury. No purulence. Community MRSA is known to be in the community. What should you give him?
Every so often one encounters a test question that is, frankly, just wrong. But in the often-bizarre world of “let’s pretend” patient care — a test question — you still have to put your money down.
So what’s the answer?