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AIMS

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by bashir, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. bashir

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    Do you guys perform AIMS regularly? Is it done by nurses at your institution? If you do it, do you feel comfortable with it? I've never received any training on it and feel like I'm faking it even if I'm doing my best to follow the instructions. It's supposed to take 10 minutes, which I also don't really understand. If anyone has any video clips or anything I'd appreciate it.
     
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  3. bisell26

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    It takes 30 seconds for me, I just breeze through it there's like a handout if you google it. I believe it should be done every 6 months for those on FGA and once a year on SGA's? I am a third year resident in outpatient clinics so that's how often I do it. If patient has a history of EPS, then I do it more regularly.

    The nurses never do an AIMS assessment at my hospital. They only monitor for EPS signs.
     
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    Yes, do it every 6 months at least. I saw a good YouTube video once. I learned how to do it in med school. Also don't forget to get BMI, waist circumference, HgbA1c, CMP, lipid panel, and CBC with differential.
     
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    Do you get your own waist circumference on your outpatient's or does the medical assistant do it? I don't think it's appropriate for the Psychiatrist to be doing it.
     
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    Usually the nurse will get it with vitals. But if nobody else does it, I will.
     
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    i thought guidelines say lipid panel/A1C for SGA/FGA?
     
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    Why is that inappropriate? If the patient helps you out you don't have to hug them.
     
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    You can get heme changes with a number of non-clozapine neuroleptics, especially risperidone, which is why the CBC.
     
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    Thanks for the video. That, and reassurance that I'm not missing something, is what I was looking for.
     
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    There are training videos for it. It’s really shocking that not all residents are being educated about AIMS.

    The recommended frequency is yearly for atypicals and 6 month for FGA, unless there are risk factors for TD, in which case it should be 6 months and 3 months respectively.
     

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