In Practice: Close the Gap Day event

Morgan Liotta

9/03/2023 2:24:22 PM

To mark its commitment to achieving health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the RACGP is hosting an online forum next week.

Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander children
The RACGP has an ongoing commitment to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

This week’s round-up also includes opportunities for rural GPs to upskill in point-of-care ultrasound, and the next in a series of maternity care webinars.
National Close the Gap Day online forum
Webinar: Thursday 16 March, 7.00 – 8.00 pm (AEDT)
To mark National Close the Gap Day and the RACGP’s commitment to achieving health equity, the college is holding an online forum, hosted by RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Chair Dr Karen Nicholls.
A call to action for all Australians to work towards closing the gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians, the webinar is an opportunity for members to connect and share insights.  
Register online.
Upskill in point-of-care ultrasound
Point-of care ultrasound is an increasingly effective diagnostic tool, particularly for GPs working in areas with limited access to specialist services.
RACGP Rural’s Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound workshops for GPs is facilitated by experienced rural doctors and sonographers who will run through the diverse applications of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnostic process in rural primary care.
Participants will learn basic techniques using high-end mobile ultrasound equipment provided by the sponsor, GE Healthcare.
During the full-day workshop, rotations will occur through six stations:

  • Extended focused assessment with sonography in trauma (eFAST)
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Heart and lung ultrasound
  • Intravenous line placement and foreign object retrieval
  • Musculoskeletal soft tissue
  • First-trimester transabdominal obstetric ultrasound
Register online for upcoming workshop dates:
  • Saturday 18 March
  • Saturday 29 April
  • Friday 19 May
  • Saturday 3 June

RACGP Maternity moments webinar series
History, examination, investigation, treatment and management are crucial to the GP’s role in supporting and providing high-quality care to women during their pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum journeys.
But how can time-poor clinicians best ensure the important questions and information are passed on in a timely manner, follow clinical guidelines and provide meaningful, patient-centred care at this important time?
Dr Wendy Burton, Chair of RACGP Specific Interests Antenatal and Postnatal Care, has created a short, sharp educational lunchtime webinar series from 1.00 – 1.30 pm (AEDT) with the busy GP in mind.
In the next session, the First visit/referral will be detailed in discussion with Lisa Miller, General Practice Liaison Midwife Manager at Logan Hospital.
Across the series, participants will follow the consult journey of:
Preventing subsequent events in patients with atherosclerotic CVD
Webinar: Wednesday 15 March, 7.00 – 8.00 pm (AEDT)
This webinar examines the role of GPs in identifying and preventing subsequent events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
RACGP Victoria Chair Dr Anita Muñoz and Professor Christian Hamilton-Craig will help GPs to proactively identify high-risk patients for secondary prevention and recognise the serious consequences and risk of recurrent events in patients with ASCVD.
Register online.
RACGP Plus member benefits
This month, RACGP Plus members receive a 10% lifetime discount on life insurance cover with Australia’s most awarded Direct Life Insurer 2022, NobleOak.
More information is available on the RACGP website.
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