Chronic Conditions ALM
This full day, interactive session will explore the prevention and management of diabetes, child & adult obesity, as well as sleep apnoea. GPs will also build on skills in positive health coaching that is applicable to any chronic condition.
The presenters for the day include Dr Sanjeev Khurana, an experienced paediatric surgeon with a major interest in obesity, with his colleagues from other disciplines including dietetics and obesity management. Jayne Lehman, a popular credentialed diabetes educator will explore the barriers for diabetic patients achieving glycaemic targets, and effective solutions.
Lastly, Occupational Therapist & Health Coach, Amanda Shields, will end the day with an experiential workshop on working effectively with patients who live with chronic health problems.
SA New Fellows Social Event
This year a New Fellows Committee was established to cater for the needs of RACGP SA&NT members who have achieved their Fellowship in the last five years. The Committee will help New Fellows establish themselves in independent practice by providing support, advocacy and career education.
We are delighted to invite SA New Fellows (post 5 years Fellowship) to our inaugural social event.
Your complimentary ticket will include cocktail food and beverages, wine tasting and networking with key guests. Including an expert on Doctors Health/Self-care and the RACGP SA&NT Chair, Dr Daniel Byrne.
In addition to celebrating your achievements we will also conduct an interactive survey to gauge the educational needs of New Fellows.
We hope to see you there.
Emergency Update for Practice Nurses (including CPR)
The general aim of this course is to refresh existing emergency skills and acquire new skills such as defibrillation and up-to-date information to ensure the smooth running of your practice.
- IV insertion
- Airway management including laryngeal mask
- Rhythm recognition and defibrillation
- First line emergency drug therapy for adrenaline, naloxone, atropine, amiodarone and opiate analgesia
Emergency Update for Practice Staff (including CPR)
All staff working in general practice should be aware of what to do in case of a medical emergency. Whilst the medical care may ultimately reside with the GP, there are various other responsibilities that need to be undertaken in cases of emergencies. This course will assist staff in identifying and planning for emergency situations in general practice.
- strategies to address various types of emergencies
- how to recognise an emergency patient
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- what to do if a patient collapses in the waiting area
- process of working with ambulance service in an emergency
- how to look after your doctor following an emergency.
Administering Iron Infusion Intravenously
The RACGP SA&NT are offering an accredited course on Administering Iron Infusion. Iron Infusion (ferrous carboxymaltose) administered intravenously is indicated for treatment of iron deficiency, when oral iron preparations are ineffective or cannot be used. A maximum does of 1000mg iron can be delivered intravenously, which may make it a suitable treatment in your practice.
This course is targeted to both GPs and nurses.
- which patients to administer Iron Infusion to
- How to diagnose based on laboratory tests
- How to properly administer Iron Infusion
- Benefits of Iron Infusion intravenously as apposed to oral iron supplements
- Allocated 5 Category 2 points in the RACGP QI&CPD program for the 2017- 2019 triennium.
Strictly limited numbers, please register early to avoid missing out.
Emergency Medicine & Resusciation Update (CPR for GP's)
To assist GPs with fulfilling their relevant requirements, the RACGP SA&NT is offering an accredited basic CPR course and an emergency general practice review that;
- fulfils QI & CPD program basic CPR requirements
- is allocated 5 Category 2 points in the 2014 - 2016 triennium
- covers ALS and BLS
- practices coordinated resuscitation
- refreshes basic ECG rhythm interpretation
- considers topical emergency presentations and recent changes in emergency practice
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Additional topics are flexible and meet the needs of the participants.