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This session looks at the purpose of treatment and dilemmas that can arise. It then analyses what is meant by life and death and the moral status of the unborn and the dead. Finally, this session looks at the attempt to measure the life-enhancing and life-extending aspects of treatment.
This session will focus on some key aspects of working in partnership with patients to manage their illness using a case study approach. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in October 2014.
This session will provide an overview of key patient safety issues and challenges in primary care. It will also explain why improving patient safety requires us to look at the healthcare system, not just to focus on an individual healthcare provider.
This session introduces the Holistic Approach domain of the RCGP curriculum. It explores patients’ and GPs’ perceptions of holism and how these influence the presentation of problems, communication, diagnoses and the sharing of management planning. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in October 2014.
This session considers the value that evidence-based practice brings to GPs and their patients. You will learn some of the basic skills needed. This session was reviewed by Sally Higginbottom and last updated in March 2015.
This session describes management strategies for different types of pain seen in end of life care. It also discusses the psychosocial, spiritual and functional effects contributing to the personal experience, that need to be recognised and addressed. This session was reviewed by Professor Christina Faull and last updated in November 2014.
This is a case-based learning session on managing minor head injuries in general practice. This session was reviewed by Matthew Castleden and last updated on 24/04/13.
This session looks at how things can go wrong in medical practice and uses a case study of a drug error to address the principal steps to take when dealing with a medical error.
This session introduces the basic elements of young people friendly services. The policy context and evidence for specific young people focused services is explored. The importance of young people´s views is acknowledged as a focus for service improvement.
This session will examine the ethical principles underlying the concept of autonomy. It will discuss the implications of respect for autonomy on clinical practice, and provide guidance for promoting autonomy in healthcare provision.
This session will introduce you to quality improvement in healthcare, in particular the role of the clinician, the discipline of improvement, the people and leadership skills involved, and the main approaches and tools. This session supports the development of leadership in clinical settings.
This session considers the potential changes in society and healthcare, and explores what these would mean for clinical leadership and the leadership skills which might be needed.
This session aims to introduce the principles and practice of project management and, in particular, how they can be applied to healthcare systems. This sessions supports the development of leadership in clinical settings.
The intensive care unit is an environment where advanced physiological monitoring is available for appropriate indications.
Monitoring should be employed to detect pathophysiological abnormalities in patients at high risk of developing them and to aid in the titration of therapy to appropriate physiological endpoints.
This session aims to cover the basic physics, indications and problems associated with the monitoring commonly encountered in critical care areas.
On completion of this module, it is expected that the candidate will have a greater understanding of the mechanisms associated with nausea and vomiting, pharmacological treatment options, assessment of diarrhoea symptoms in the pharmacy, and other treatment modalities for vomiting and diarrhoea.
This session provides a description of the normal anatomy of the peritoneal cavity, retroperitoneum and abdominal wall in order to understand the modes of spread of disease.
This session is designed to give you an overview of the types of benign liver lesions that you may encounter in your general practice and how differing radiological modalities contribute to their diagnosis.
This session will describe normal ultrasound appearances of the lung and pleura. Common pathologies including pneumothorax, pulmonary oedema and pleural fluid will be discussed as well as pitfalls to avoid.
This session describes the different techniques of siting a gastrostomy feeding tube and the advantages and limitations of these approaches. It also illustrates some complications and how to avoid them.
This session discusses Crohn’s disease with specific reference to small bowel involvement. It focuses on conventional imaging diagnosis and the many recent advances in this modality over recent years, through an understanding of the underlying pathological changes.
Treatments reflect those available in Australia in 2011
The therapeutic goals for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension are to improve the hemodynamic parameters, delay disease progression, improving quality of life and exercise tolerance, and minimizing mortality risks. This activity will focus on several important aspects of PAH management including a review of the predictors of disease progression and clinical outcomes of PAH; the current data on the use of NYHA functional class as a predictor of future survival and disease progression; a discussion of the clinical trial data on existing and emerging therapeutics for the management of PAH; and a review of effective strategies to tailor therapeutic regimens and improve clinical outcomes in patients with PAH.
2019 ACCP Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Journal CE February | Estimating Renal Function in Drug Development: Time to Take the Fork in the Road
Following the completion of this activity, learners will be able to identify factors that influence measurement or estimates of renal function along with the current regulatory guidance. Additionally, they will list challenges to different methods for measuring or estimating renal function clinically and in pharmacological research. Finally, learners will describe suggested approaches to harmonize chronic kidney disease staging, population pharmacokinetic analyses and dosing by estimated renal function.
Extended immobility has been associated with medical complications during hospitalization and early mobilization after stroke is thought to contribute to the effect of stroke-unit care. The goal of this CEU course is to explore if upright positioning within 24 hours of stroke onset would be beneficial to patient outcome. In addition, because fatigue is a common complaint after stroke, this course investigates if fatigue prevalence in stroke patients is different to that of age and gender matched general population controls, and explores whether early motor activity is associated with reduced likelihood of fatigue three months after stroke.