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.
This activity will guide GPs through the epidemiology of skin cancers in Australia, skin cancer prevention, balanced approach to UV and vitamin D awareness and the diagnosis and management of melanoma and the most common non-melanoma skin cancers.
Based on current Australian guidelines, this activity covers best practice diagnostic and management principles for asthma, strategies for preventative care and reducing the risk of hospitalisation, and real-world tips for making the most of your consultation time with a patient.
Julia Ovens, an HR professional living with asthma, describes her experience living with asthma and discusses the ways medical practitioners can develop a more patient-centric approach to asthma management.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness rapidly spreading in Australia and internationally, and primary care is at the forefront of patient screening, diagnosis and management. This continuously updating module provides crucial information on the primary care response to this disease, incorporating practical recommendations from the Department of Health, World Health Organisation, RACGP and other leading bodies.
This education covers the incidence of sun related skin cancers in Australia and discusses the link between UV exposure and skin cancer. Safe UV exposure is explored. Methods of full skin examination are described and the various biopsy techniques are detailed.