Staying abreast of all of the latest medical guidelines can be a tough gig for many busy primary care professionals. Dr Simon Cowap speaks on guiding his way through all of the guides available, and extracts his most important findings from the latest heart failure guidelines release.
Join CNC Ms Mary Roberts as she examines COPD in Australia, and provides some quality advice on what you can do to control breathlessness and ensure the best possible quality of life for your patients, in alignment with World COPD Day 2018.
This Quality Improvement (QI) Program aims to improve the management of patients with chronic heart failure with a LVEF (left ventricular ejection fraction) lower than 40%.
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder seen in primary care, accounting for 8 out of 10 sleep disorders. Australian population surveys show that up to one third of adults have regular difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep. Despite its frequent presentation, the management of insomnia is said to be suboptimal due to under recognition of the disorder as well as inadequate treatment strategies. This activity will help GPs understand the impact of insomnia, how to identify insomnia and how to approach treatment.
This ALM covers three key aspects of women's health: breast cancer, heavy menstrual bleeding and cervical cancer. Screening and management methods in light of the latest clinical guidelines are explored, as well as effective management methods and when to refer patients to specialists.
Chronic non-cancer pain can have significant effects on a patient's physical and psychological wellbeing, and requires multimodal and multidisciplinary management approaches tailored to the individual patient. This module explores the process of creating individualised management plans using non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches where appropriate.