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In Practice: update to COVID at-home management guide


Morgan Liotta


10/02/2022 2:47:12 PM

The RACGP resource has been adapted for people who do not require additional support from their GP while self-managing at home.

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GPs can share the updated resource with patients who have notified their COVID-positive result who do not require GP supervision.

This week’s round up also includes how GPs can upskill in dermatology or sexual health, and learn more about the DynaMed mobile app.
 
Managing COVID-19 at home
The RACGP has released an online version of the patient resource Managing COVID-19 at home with assistance from your general practice.
 
The new resource has been adapted for people who do not require additional support from their GP while self-managing their illness at home.
 
GPs may consider linking this and other patient resources from their practice website and sharing with patients who have notified their positive test result but who do not require GP supervision.
 
The guide is available on the RACGP website.
 
Introduction to sexual and reproductive health
Webinar: Thursday 10 March, 7.00−8.30 pm (AEDT)
 
The Australian Government has identified improvements in knowledge and awareness of STIs among health professionals as a key national health priority.
 
However, GPs have identified several challenges in being confident to provide sexual and reproductive health consultations to their patients.
 
This webinar provides an overview of sexual and reproductive healthcare in general practice, covering sexual health, sexual history taking, STI screening and contraception.
 
Register online.
 
DynaMed mobile app
Webinar: Thursday 24 February, 12.00 pm (AEDT)
 
Rural and remote? Stay connected using the DynaMed mobile app for online/offline evidence-based answers to clinical questions.
 
EBSCO, suppliers of the John Murtagh Library’s point of care tool DynaMed, deliver an educational insight into the DynaMed mobile app.
 
The webinar explores useful features available to assist rural and remote GPs, including:
 

  • online and offline access
  • drugs and calculators
  • recent updates and ‘potentially practice-changing alerts’
  • voice search
  • tracking and claiming continuing professional development (CPD) points.
 
Register online.
 
Are your dermatology skills only skin deep?
The RACGP’s Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology, supported by Sonic Healthcare, has been developed to help GPs and GPs in training increase their expertise and confidence when presented with dermatological cases in their practice.
 
GPs can register for the certificate at any time of the year and complete at their own pace within three years.
 
In-person workshops have now been announced for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in 2022, pending COVID restrictions. More information is available on the RACGP website.
 
RACGP Academic Post showcase
Webinar: Tuesday 15 February, 7.00 – 8.15 pm (AEDT)
 
This webinar will showcase general practice research undertaken by participants of the RACGP Academic Post Program, including the process, challenges and achievement they experienced. The researchers will also be on hand to answer any questions in a Q&A session.

Register online.
 
Australian Healthcare Week
Australia’s largest free healthcare event is taking place 16−17 March in Sydney.
 
GPs and GPs in training can experience innovations and learning opportunities to enhance their professional development. 
 
Further details and registrations are available online.
 
Family law support for medical professionals and emergency service workers 
In acknowledgement of going above and beyond to support the Australian community during the challenges of the pandemic, Umbrella Family Law is offering GPs a discount of 15% off each invoice for its legal services.
 
More information is available online or via contacting attheteam@umbrellafamilylaw.com.au
 
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