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...
TAILOR QI Program - Target Antidepressant Initiation choice to unLock positive patient Outcomes and Response
This QI (Quality Improvement) Program aims to tailor the choice of anti-depressant medication for the initial management of a patient with depression based on maintaining therapy long term to achieve more positive patient outcomes and response with a clear focus on involving the patient in all management decisions.
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%.
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 Z
Watch the recording of Part 2 of the ‘Pumped Up’ MEDTalks, live from GPCE Perth 2018 where three expert speakers take the stage to deliver short, high impact and case study based talks focusing on the importance of early intervention in Chronic Heart Failure management.
In this informative three-part podcast series, Dr Tim Crowe will be joined by leading experts in the field of gut health to explore the importance of one of the body’s most under-rated organs – the gut. From looking at what exactly our gut is comprised of, to analysing emerging research around the link between gut health and mood, The Good Gut podcast series reveals why the role of the gut goes far beyond digestion and can have significant implications on overall health and wellbeing.
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 activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. The role of the primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management modalities are explored through case studies.