News and Education for health professionals

Clinical Audit: Beating Heart Failure

This clinical audit aims to improve the management of patients with chronic heart failure who have been taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB for over four weeks.

Dr Jonathan Cohen, GP and parent of adult children with fragile X syndrome, provides information regarding the identification and management of fragile X syndrome in primary care.

Mike Tozer and Dr Cynthia Roberts share their experiences of having children with this condition, and explore how health professionals can play a supporting role.

Tailoring treatment approaches for your COPD patients

A critical review and appraisal of the different treatment options for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a focus on tailoring the treatment to the different needs of patients...

Review the central role GPs have in planning and providing for palliative care in a community based setting.

Clinical Audit: Beating Heart Failure
Tailoring treatment approaches for your COPD patients

RA Pathogenesis, Patient Goals and Traditional Treatment Course for Moderate-To-Severe Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease affecting 1% of the population. If left untreated or undertreated, patients with RA can suffer from joint destruction as well as a wide array of debilitating extra-articular, systemic effects. This module explores the optimisation of the treatment of patients with RA, new and emerging therapies for patients with RA, including IL-6 inhibitors, and the effective use of these newer therapies in clinical practice.

Management of chronic non-cancer pain in older patients

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.

PTSD: A wound of mind and body

A recent large-scale Australian study showed that GPs have a significant role in managing PTSD and its associated physical and mental comorbidities. This module provides an update for identifying and treating this symptom complex, which affects one in twenty Australians.

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