News and Education for health professionals

On 1 August 2018, updated guidelines for prevention, detection and management of heart failure were released by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand....

This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use and sexual health in youth, as well as their mental health implications.

This education discusses the end of life decisions in patients who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Explore the process of selecting a pharmacological therapy for post-menopausal women with osteoporosis.

Depression management for GPs

Tailor medication choice to achieve more positive patient outcomes and response in depression management.

Depression management for GPs

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.

ThinkGP Live 1 day ALM Series - Management of the Emergency Patient in a General Practice & Remote Setting

This face-to-face course is specifically designed for the general practitioner and the practice team and emphasises the identification and management of acute emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. The training is based on the latest Australian and international scientific research in emergency medicine.

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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