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.
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.
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.
This module aims to help GPs assess older patients for appropriate insomnia treatments, and uses an in-depth case study to guide health practitioners through the stepped care model for insomnia treatment.
This education discusses the detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in general practice. Staging of CKD is discussed and action plans for each stage are outlined.
This module uses several case studies as a platform to discuss topics such as identifying patients at risk of CKD, diabetic kidney disease and heavy proteinuria.