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Activity description

143326 - The acute condition - through the ages

National Medical Services Pty Ltd

This session will discuss examples of conditions that can be missed from babies right through to the elderly and common acute conditions that can be missed by after hours doctors.

Relevance to General Practice

General practitioners (GPs) are responsible for the primary care of Australians of all ages and it is important that GPs maintain their skills and knowledge of acute conditions, which are commonly encountered.

Learning outcomes

  1. Learn that in any primary care setting, patients with urgent and life-threatening conditions may present.
  2. Understand the elements of history, initial impressions, observations and examination that may indicate and urgent condition.
  3. Understand the importance of collateral history.
  4. Recognise factors which may complicate or delay recognition of urgent conditions.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • A significantly ill patient is identified and managed appropriately

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Duty of care is maintained

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Care of older people
  • Children and young people health

Session summary


Wednesday 19 Sep 2018 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time








By invitation only

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Bel Marwe
T: 0413535353