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December

Falls management in the elderly

Dr Nicholas Waldron discussed falls management in the elderly.

Duration: 16 minutes 19 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Dementia management

Professor Dimity Pond discusses dementia management in general practice.

Duration: 18 minutes 16 seconds
File size: 4MB

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The rational use of medications in the elderly

Associate Professor Sarah Hilmer on the rational use of medications in the elderly.

Duration: 23 minutes 22 seconds
File size: 5MB

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November

A ‘tobacco endgame'.

Professor Matthew Peters discusses a range of options that have been raised for a ‘tobacco endgame.’

Duration: 11 minutes 16 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Occupation and environmental respiratory presentations

Dr Ryan Hoy discusses the range of causes and presentations of respiratory presentations related to occupation and environmental exposures.

Duration: 10 minutes 45 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Bronchiectasis diagnosis and management

Dr Graeme Maguire discusses bronchiectasis including issues around diagnosis and management

Duration: 20 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Recreation and travel for patients with chronic lung disease

Christine McDonald discusses the answer to the question ‘Is it okay for me to…?’ when patients with chronic lung disease ask about travel and recreational activities

Duration: 13 minutes 50 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Women survivors of child abuse

Adeline Lee discusses research into women survivors of child abuse thoughts on being asked about their experiences by GPs.

Duration: 10 minutes 35 seconds
File size: 2MB

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October

Diagnosis and uncertainty in the GP consultation

Dr Louise Stone discusses diagnosis and uncertainty in the GP consultation including understanding the patient’s unique experience of illness and their psychosocial context.

Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Assisted reproductive technology

Dr Kate Stern discusses assisted reproductive technology focussing on important points for general practitioners as well as bringing us up to date with recent developments, particularly in the area of fertility preservation.

Duration: 21 minutes 7 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Management of cardiovascular risk

Professor Jenny Doust guides us through her recent research study comparing management of cardiovascular risk using individual risk factors compared to the absolute cardiovascular risk approach.

Duration: 13 minutes 30 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Contraceptive management

Dr Katrina Allen shares her experiences with contraceptive management particularly in young women, with a focus on long-acting reversible contraceptive methods and some practical suggestions for managing commonly encountered issues.

Duration: 28 minutes 49 seconds
File size: 7MB

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September

Problem solving therapy

Associate Professor David Pierce discusses the evidence base for Problem solving therapy and its use in the general practice setting

Duration: 10 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Cognitive behaviour therapy

Dr Maarit Harden discusses CBT, including her experiences with incorporating it into general practice consultations.

Duration: 18 minutes 4 seconds
File size: 4MB

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August

Thyrotoxicosis

Dr Kirsten Campbell discusses the evaluation and management of thyrotoxicosis

Duration: 10 minutes 31 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Hypothyroidism

Dr Michelle So discusses the aetiology, clinical features, investigation and management of hypothyroidism

Duration: 9 minutes 7 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Goitre

Dr Kiernan Hughes discusses the causes, investigation and management of goitre in the general practice setting

Duration: 23 minutes 22 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Thyroid conditions in pregnancy

Dr Simon Forehan discusses the detection and management of thyroid conditions in pregnancy

Duration: 23 minutes 3 seconds
File size: 5MB

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July

Dermatoscopy in routine practice – ‘Chaos and Clues’

Dr Cliff Rosendahl discusses the importance of dermatoscopy and outlines an approach that GPs can use to enhance their practice centred on the concepts of 'Chaos and Clues'

Duration: 16 minutes 51 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Nonmelanoma skin cancers – treatment options

Dr Philip Clarke discusses the treatment options for nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Duration: 15 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Melanoma – a management guide for GPs

Prof John Thompson discusses melanoma management.

Duration: 18 minutes 18 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Skin checks

Professor Rod Sinclair discusses 'skin checks' what are the recommendations? How might you do it? How can you classify what you find? and much more

Duration: 24 minutes 30 seconds
File size: 6MB

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June

Basic and advanced cardiac life support - whats new?

Professor Hugh Grantham discusses the key messages from the latest Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines on basic and advanced life support.

Duration: 20 minutes 28 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Anaphylaxis - recognition and management

Professor Simon Brown discusses the recognition, assessment and evidence based management of anaphylaxis in the general practice setting.

Duration: 24 minutes 3 seconds
File size: 6MB

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Survival radiology for GPs

Dr Sarah Skinner outlines a structured approach to interpretation of common emergency X-rays.

Duration: 24 minutes 55 seconds
File size: 6MB

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May

Gastro-oesophageal reflux in children – what’s the worry?

Associate Professor Katie Allen is a paediatric gastroenterologist and allergist who discusses reflux in the infant and the role of cows milk protein allergy

Duration: 13 minutes 42 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Management of hypertension in general practice – a qualitative needs assessment of Australian GPs

Faline Howes as a GP and researcher who discusses her research into what GPs think is needed to help improve the systematic management of hypertension

Duration: 11 minutes 36 seconds
File size: 3MB

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The 6 week check – an opportunity for continuity of care

Dr Michael Fasher is a GP who discusses the '6 week check' - suggesting an approach and some common issues

Duration: 11 minutes 16 seconds
File size: 3MB

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April

Cervical spine injury in primary care

Helen Ackland, Trauma Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute and the Alfed and Doctoral Candidate at the Critical Care Research Division of Monash University's School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine talks about Cervical Spine Injury in primary care

Duration: 19 minutes 10 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Management of acute shoulder injuries in general practice

Shane Brun, Associate professor of Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine at the clinical skills unit of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University talks about the management of acute shoulder injuries in general practice.

Duration: 28 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 7MB

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Maxillofacial trauma

Mr Anthony Lynham, a consultant and maxillofacial surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital talks about Maxillofacial trauma.

Duration: 23 minutes 24 seconds
File size: 5MB

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March

Intellectual disability, sexuality and sexual abuse prevention – a study of family members and support workers

Gillian Eastgate is a GP and researcher who discusses her research interviewing the family members of, and support workers for people with, an intellectual disability on their intellectual disability and sexuality. It is a companion to her research published (and accompanying podcast) in April 2011 interviewing women with an intellectual disability and their views on sexuality.

Duration: 11 minutes 47 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Osteoporosis – prevention and detection in general practice

Dr Dan Ewald is a GP and public health physician from the NSW who discusses osteoporosis prevention and detection in general practice, telling us what the evidence shows and reminding us of the importance of sorting the evidence from the hype.

Duration: 22 minutes 36 seconds
File size: 5MB

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January/February

Are they safe in there? - Patient safety and trainees in the practice

Dr Pat Byrnes is an experienced GP, supervisor and educator. His focus article in the January–February 2012 issue of AFP considers issues of patient safety when trainees are seeing the patient. The article provides both background theory and practical ideas about how to detect ‘unconscious incompetence’. The podcast interview particularly focuses on the practical aspects of methods to assist to ascertain what is happening behind the consulting room door.

Duration: 14 minutes 35 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice

Dr Kerry Hancock is an Adelaide GP and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Her article, in the research section of the January-February 2012 AFP, titled ‘Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice’ reports on research they have done locally testing spirometers. The results provide directions for future research, and she provides some useful advice for all practices with spirometers

Duration: 9 minutes 44 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Teaching medical students - Tips from the frontline

Dr James Best is an experienced GP teacher, who was awarded RACGP supervisor of the year in 2010, who provides an insight into why he teachings and tips for preparing to teach and implementing in the diverse general practice day.

Duration: 11 minutes 12 seconds
File size: 3MB

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