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.
- Learn that in any primary care setting, patients with urgent and life-threatening conditions may present.
- Understand the elements of history, initial impressions, observations and examination that may indicate and urgent condition.
- Understand the importance of collateral history.
- Recognise factors which may complicate or delay recognition of urgent conditions.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Care of older people
- Children and young people health