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.
This 2-hour module provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of dementia. The module explores the three stages of dementia, and the goals of care for each stage, through interactive case studies and video content. Participants will learn how to diagnose dementia in the general practice setting and how to develop and implement effective management plans.
General practitioner A/Prof Christopher Pearce outlines how GPs can personalise asthma care to best suit each person's circumstances, and discusses the role of self-management and how to communicate effectively with patients including young children.
Work through a case study of a patient presenting with recurrent UTI, and select the most appropriate management options to provide optimal outcomes.
This module outlines the identification and risk factors for of recurrent UTIs, and describes the appropriate usage of antibiotic and non-antibiotic prophylaxis methods in line with the latest Australian and international guidelines to effectively minimise the risk of recurrence while maintaining safety.
Specialist sleep physician Dr David Cunnington discusses the ways sleep disorders can be effectively assessed and managed in the primary care setting. The investigation of possible comorbid illnesses is outlined, as well the appropriate use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies.