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This ALM comprehensively covers the many stages of heart failure management including the identification of risk factors, diagnosis and investigations, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management,...

Advance care planning is an essential part of providing patient-centred care in line with a person's goals, beliefs and preferences, especially in later life. This module covers the key aspects of creating...

This activity describes the different types of dementia and highlights their similarities and differentiating features. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is discussed and the link between MCI and dementia is...

Associate Professor Neale Cohen outlines issues that may arise in managing diabetes in patients, with a focus on complex cases such as multiple comorbidities and adherence to a comprehensive management plan...

This audit seeks to assess patients whose chronic non-cancer pain is not adequately controlled, and who may benefit from a change in their pain management plan.

Paediatric neuromuscular disorders: early intervention is key

Paediatric neuromuscular disorders can greatly impact quality of life, and delays in diagnosis can result in poor prognosis compared to early intervention. This module aims to increase knowledge on paediatric NMDs and their associated red flags for referral, and understand the role of the GP in the management of the patient.

Ensuring optimal care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a chronic condition that can greatly impact a person's quality of life, and close monitoring and treatment is required to minimise the risk of exacerbations. This module outlines the optimal treatment of COPD patients in line with the latest clinical guidelines.

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice

Heart failure is a significant health issue in Australia, with complex diagnostic and management methods that must be tailored to each patient. This ALM comprehensively covers the many stages of heart failure management including the identification of risk factors, diagnosis and investigations, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management, management of progression and comorbidities, the use of implantable devices and end-of-life care, and multidisciplinary care programs.

Heart Failure in General Practice: Aetiology and presentation

Heart failure is a significant health issue in Australia with a mortality rate comparable to the common forms of cancer, but early detection and management can significantly improve patient outcomes. This module outlines the signs and symptoms of heart failure, and the screening of individuals with increased risk factors.
This is one module in the Heart Failure in General Practice series.
Click here to view all modules in this series.

STI management in general practice: Key features

The past decade has seen rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and HIV increase in Australia. This education module looks at how to discuss sexual practice, STI and HIV risk with an aim to increasing STI and HIV testing in practices. A wide range of case studies also examine ways of approaching STI and HIV testing and treatment and promoting safe sexual practice using the NSW STIPU STI Testing Tool.

STI management in general practice: Contact tracing

The educational activity discusses the role of general practitioners in contact tracing for STIs. The opportunities to initiate a discussion with patients are identified, advice provided in relation to the STIs for which contact tracing is recommended and methods to do this described. Options to assist patients with tracing sexual contacts are also described.

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