Management of COPD in primary care is founded upon making an accurate differential diagnosis, initiating treatment in a timely manner and stepping up therapy as appropriate. This activity explores the practical application of latest Australian and international clinical guidelines to effectively manage COPD and maintain patient quality of life.
General practitioner Dr Sanjay Bhargava discusses practical tips for managing COPD in general practice, with guidance on differentiating COPD from asthma, usage of spirometry and patient education and inhaler technique.
By 2022, it is estimated that 6.2 million Australians older than 50 years of age will have osteoporosis or osteopenia, placing them at high risk of minimal trauma fracture. This program aims to support identification, evaluation and treatment of patients at high risk of osteoporotic fracture.
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.
Work out the optimal use of NOACs for the prevention of stroke and recurrent venous thromboembolism in this extended case study quiz.
While osteoporosis is a common condition affecting over 1 million Australians, there is persisting under-investigation and under-treatment of patients at risk of fracture. This activity explores the timely identification and effective management of osteoporosis, utilising latest recommendations from the 2021 Position Statement on the Management of Osteoporosis.
Abdominal pain is a common presenting complaint in Australian general practice. See if you can identify the best management options in this case study quiz.
Choose the best investigation and management options for a patient experiencing chronic headache in the case study quiz.