Traps for the unwary

November 2010

AFP in practice

AFP in Practice

Volume 39, No.11, November 2010 Pages 877-877

Carolyn O’Shea

AFP in Practice questions are designed to get you started in a small group learning (SGL) activity in your practice or with colleagues. Requirements to earn 40 Category 1 CPD points for a SGL activity are: minimum of four and a maximum of 10 people, minimum of 8 hours of discussion in a year, and at least two GPs. Groups may include anyone else who has an interest (ie. practice nurses, community health workers, allied health professionals). A kit with all the instructions and forms you need is available at

Learning objectives

After completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • describe methods that assist in conveying information to concerned patients
  • discuss urgency issues around some critical presentations to general practice
  • identify local services for transient ischaemic attack management and opportunities for prevention of poisoning
  • analyse the professional and ethical issues involved in implementing a management plan before the diagnosis is made
  • examine practice triage policies in specific areas and improve as required.

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