Thursday 18 November 2021, 7pm AEDT Join Professor Markus Schlaich in this practical webinar on the latest in hypertension management, from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to combination therapies, and the emerging role of interventional approaches such as renal denervation that have the potential to become the ‘third pillar’ of hypertension management.
Learn about the diagnosis and management of a patient presenting with COPD in this case study quiz, and select the best-practice management options suited to the patient.
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.
Dementia in primary care: Recognising and managing behavioural and psychological symptoms and physical comorbidities
Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) can lead to quality of life impacts in not only the individual with dementia, but also others around them. This module explores the assessment of BPSD using the ABC (antecedent, behaviour, consequence) model, and discusses the management of BPSD using pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods as well as the management of comorbid conditions associated with dementia.
Work out the optimal use of NOACs for the prevention of stroke and recurrent venous thromboembolism in this extended case study quiz.