In Practice: Skin cancer clinical risk management

Morgan Liotta

19/01/2023 3:02:53 PM

A new webinar is set to delve into risk management and medico-legal issues that can arise in general practice skin cancer treatment.

GP conducting skin cancer check
A GP conducting a skin cancer check.

This week’s round-up also includes an RACGP Specific Interests maternity care webinar series, a rural emergency medicine skills workshop, and details about the upcoming International Medicine in Addiction conference.
Skin cancer: Clinical risk management and mitigation strategies for the GP
Webinar: Monday 20 February, 7.00 pm (AEDT)
Dr Jeremy Hudson, Chair of RACGP Specific Interests Dermatology, will discuss medico-legal issues and common claims that arise in general practice skin cancer treatment, with two experts in risk management.
Topics will include:

  • documentation
  • consent – including cryotherapy
  • skin checks
  • patient recall
  • Medicare billing.
The webinar will discuss general risk management guidance on these specific areas and how GPs can increase protection for both patient and practice.

Register online.
Maternity moments webinar series
History, examination, investigation, treatment, and management are crucial to GPs’ role in supporting and providing quality care to women during their pre-conception, pregnancy, and postpartum journey.
But how can busy GPs 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?
Presented by RACGP Specific Interests Antenatal and Postnatal Care, this webinar series will run from 1.00 – 1.30 pm (AEDT) across five dates, with each episode focusing on a different part of the consultation journey:
Chair of the group Dr Wendy Burton has created a succinct educational lunchtime webinar series with the busy GP in mind.
Register online.
Simplified process for DVA funding of medicinal cannabis
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has updated its medicinal cannabis framework, which helps to streamline access to funded medicinal cannabis for eligible DVA clients.
More information is available in the article published in DVA Provider News.
Emergency medicine for rural GPs
Online workshop: Saturday 18 February, 1.00 – 5.00 pm (AEDT)
Cost: $295 for RACGP members; $395 for non-members
CPD: 5.5 hours including 1.5 hours Educational Activity and 4.5 hours of Reviewing Performance.
Designed and facilitated by experienced rural GPs and emergency specialists, this workshop aims to enhance rural emergency medicine skills using case scenarios that reflect rural and remote challenges.
Comprising four small-group interactive case scenario discussions, the workshop will also explore critical considerations involved in:
  • managing rural emergency cases
  • packaging patients for retrieval
  • communicating effectively with retrieval teams and debriefing
  • self-care.
All the scenarios included in the workshop are written by experienced rural GPs from actual cases.
Register online.
IMiA 2023: Conference registrations and program available
GPs are well-placed to help patients experiencing addiction by providing non-judgemental support, treatment, and referral.
Registrations are now open for the biennial International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) conference. The conference provides an opportunity to learn from, meet and collaborate with other health professionals with an interest in addressing the complex issues that come from addiction.
The event is a collaboration between the RACGP, RACP and RANZCP, and will present a diverse and thought-provoking program which will cover the latest in addiction research and clinical practice.
IMiA23 will be held in Melbourne, Friday to Sunday 17–19 February.  
Register online.

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