Interviews May 2010
Epicentre of Influenza: The primary care experience in Melbourne, Victoria
Dr Jenny Bocquet talks about her qualitative research project exploring the early experience of selected frontline general practices in managing the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak.
Dr Bocquet discusses the context of why she decided to perform this study, how her research was carried out, and the type of general practices involved. She discusses her how the general practices fared, including the strategies they used to manage, and whether they coped or were supported by government services. Dr Bocquet goes on to discuss how we can approach things differently in future flu seasons, and where we go from here to ensure greater preparation and support from government health services.
Duration: 21 minutes 13 secondsPlay now
File size: 5MB
Meningococcal sepsis, croup, and minor head injuries in children
Dr Mike Starr talks about three childhood emergency presentations: meningococcal sepsis, croup, and minor head injuries, all of which are of significant importance in general practice. For each presentation, Dr Starr discusses which children are at risk, possible presentations, what to watch out for in history and examination, necessary investigations, and important management considerations in a general practice and a hospital setting.
Duration: 21 minutes 51 secondsPlay now
File size: 5MB
Emergency Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children
Dr Aris Siafarikas talks about how to approach the assessment and management of a child presenting in diabetic ketoacidosis due to Type 1 diabetes. Dr Siafarikas discusses diabetic ketoacidosis, including how children might present, which Type 1 diabetic patients are prone to developing DKA, and how general practitioners can diagnose a patient presenting in DKA. Dr Siafarikas then goes on to explore the appropriate management of a patient in DKA, including resuscitation, monitoring, rehydration and electrolyte replacement, insulin therapy, and managing recovery and follow-up. He also discusses the most important complication of severe DKA, that being cerebral oedema.
Duration: 10 minutes 33 secondsPlay now
File size: 2MB
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