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What's polio got to do with general practice in Australia in 2020?

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

The essential role of GPs in identifying the late effects of polio

Late effects of polio include post-polio syndrome and symptoms such as residual weakness, musculoskeletal imbalance, growth retardation or skeletal deformities in affected limbs, respiratory insufficiency and cold intolerance due to circulatory disturbances. Many patients living with the late effects of polio are unaware that their current presenting symptoms could be related to their initial polio infection. This module aims to educate GPs on the late effects of polio and how to identify and support affected patients.

On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
  • Describe the burden associated with the late effects of polio in the aging Australian population.
  • Identify patients experiencing late effects of polio in general practice and be able to accurately assess the impact on the patient.
  • Implement management strategies within a multidisciplinary framework to reduce the burden of late effects of polio.
  • Access resources for supporting patients experiencing late effects of polio.
This activity is sponsored by Spinal Life Australia, with supporting materials provided by Polio Australia.
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What's polio got to do with general practice in Australia in 2020? - Education
What's polio got to do with general practice in Australia in 2020? - Evaluation