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ThinkGP Live Geelong - Mastering Heart Failure

Date:

Saturday 16 September 2017

Venue:

Novotel Geelong

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Overview

An estimated 480,000 Australians live with chronic heart failure (CHF) – a condition with a mortality rate comparable to the most common forms of cancer. Optimal management of ambulatory CHF patients in the general practice setting has been shown to reduce the rate of hospitalisation and death, and the role of general practice team in managing this burdensome disease will become even more central as the population ages.

Join us for this impactful, 1 day Active Learning Module designed to bring GPs fully up to date with the latest evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of CHF, with a practical twist!

Benefits of attending:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of CHF, particularly the non-specific symptoms of early CHF that are common in general practice
  • Know how to investigate suspected CHF in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and to determine cause – both critical for optimal management
  • Understand the rationale and current recommendations for the various pharmacological options for CHF, with a focus on prescribing that will help keep your patients out of hospital
  • Appreciate the importance of non-pharmacological management of CHF, and the role of nurse-led education and intervention to encourage self-management
  • Know how to develop general-practice models of care that aim to improve outcomes for CHF patients
  • Earn ALM points (40 RACGP or 30 ACRRM)

    NOTE: You are unable to register for this activity on the day. All registrations must be completed prior to the event.

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    Cost:

  • Early-bird: $300 (if booked before 18 August 2017)
  • Standard: $350
    (Incl. education, practical elements and morning tea, lunch & refreshments)

    Due to the interactive nature of this ALM, spaces are limited

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