This module provides an overview of the patient perspective for hereditary haemochromatosis, and the common concerns of patients living with this inherited disorder. The module provides information on the components of self-management such as lifestyle choices, diet, and therapeutic venesection.
Live webinar - Finding a good fit: A patient-centred approach to antidepressant treatment - 9 December 2020
This case-based webinar will explore a more patient-centric management of depression, giving you an opportunity to update your skills in tailoring depression treatment to patient symptoms.
This module looks at the symptoms and management of common causes of vision loss and common eye conditions. Participants will learn how to ensure patient safety and eye health by identifying those at risk and by appropriately referring to an optometrist or ophthalmologist. The module includes targeted information about eye health in specific patient groups, including elderly patients and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, refugee, and CALD populations.
Haemochromatosis: Preventing harm caused by iron overload with timely diagnosis and best practice management
Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Caucasian people of northern European descent, with signs and symptoms that are highly variable. Living with haemochromatosis is an individual journey that requires consistent, medically supported self-management strategies guided by a positive attitude and awareness of their condition to achieve optimal disease management. This activity aims to educate GPs about the genetic cause of hereditary haemochromatosis and management techniques such as therapeutic venesection.
This short quiz looks at a case study of a 25-year-old patient in a domestic relationship.
Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common nutritional deficiency in Australia. Management is based on initiation of iron therapy to correct ID, and concurrent diagnosis and management of the underlying cause. This clinical audit aims to improve the management of patients with iron deficiency following oral or IV iron supplementation.
This module aims to educate GPs on the prevalence of ID and IDA in key patient populations, and looks at strategies to diagnose ID and how to interpret pathology reporting. Participants will learn about differences in available treatment approaches including how to initiate IV iron where appropriate.
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in Australia and is significantly underdiagnosed, but increased testing and targeted management can improve outcomes. A/Prof Ralph Audehm discusses the proactive identification of patients who may be iron deficient, and outlines useful management methods involving education, diet and iron supplementation.