This module provides an overview of the current prevalence and impact of asthma in Australia, and will help you identify common challenges to providing optimal asthma care in primary practice. Participants will gain an understanding of the heterogeneity of asthma and the importance of tailoring treatment to the individual patient.
This module looks at the impact of asthma for patients with mild-to-moderate and severe disease, and helps you give your patients the tools to self-manage their condition. The module also explores the psychosocial factors that can increase the impact of asthma, and provides practical tips and resources for mitigating these.
This module explores the key barriers to adherence for your asthma patients, and presents strategies to manage these challenges based on current Australian guidelines. Participants will be able to access practical resources designed to help create a written asthma action plan for your patients, as well as tips on how to make the most of your consultation time with a patient.
This module focuses on preventative care for your patients with asthma. The module provides and overview of potentially modifiable risk factors for flare-ups such as high SABA use, comorbidities, and exposures, and explores management strategies and brief interventions that participants can implement with their patients. Practical tips are included for GPs working in rural and remote areas, as well as for those working with culturally diverse populations.
In this module, participants will gain greater confidence in diagnosing and treating childhood asthma, and will gain an understanding of the impact of childhood asthma on families. A series of case studies help guide the participant through relevant Australian guidelines for initiation and adjustment of asthma medications for children.
This module gives an in-depth look at severe asthma in the Australian landscape, and the impact that it has on patients. The module explores the role of the wider medical team, including specialists, and guides participants through the SIMPLES approach to optimising management for patients with difficult-to-treat asthma. The module also gives an overview on utilising spirometry in a primary care setting, and provides practical treatment tips for rural and remote patients.
Full-body skin checks are vital to timely identification of skin cancers. A/Prof Saxon Smith demonstrates how to conduct a full-body skin check in your practice, and provides practical tips on areas to watch out for.
A/Prof Shilpanjali Jesudason, nephrologist and Clinical Director of Kidney Health Australia, discusses the latest developments in the identification and management of chronic kidney disease in Australian primary care incorporating recommendations from the fourth edition of the 'CKD Management in Primary Care' handbook.