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June 2010

AFP in practice

AFP in Practice

Volume 39, No.6, June 2010 Pages 445-445

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 You can also earn Category 2 points based on these questions at AFP practice challenge. Visit

Learning objectives

After completion of this activity participants will be able to:
  • apply a range of communication strategies when discussing potentially sensitive areas
  • describe the equipment required for a specific office procedure or the aftercare of a patient who has had a specific surgical procedure
  • identify deficiencies and potential improvement in the identification and management of patients who have had a splenectomy
  • use a range of relevant patient information sources
  • discuss the role of the compounding pharmacist.

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