In practice: update of the COVID home management guide

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

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


This week’s roundup also includes how GPs can improve their skills in dermatology or sexual health, and learn more about the DynaMed mobile app.



Managing COVID-19 at home
The RACGP has published a online version patient resource Managing COVID-19 at home with the help of your GP.


The new resource has been adapted for people who do not need additional support from their GP while managing their condition themselves at home.


GPs may consider linking this and other patient resources from their practice website and shares with patients who have reported their positive test result but do not need GP supervision.


The guide is available on the RACGP website.



Introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health
Webinar: Thursday, March 10, 7:00−8:30 p.m. (AEDT)


The Australian Government has identified improving knowledge and awareness of STIs among healthcare professionals as a key national health priority.


However, GPs have identified several challenges in being sure to provide sexual and reproductive health consultations to their patients.


This webinar provides an overview of sexual and reproductive health care in general practice, covering sexual health, sexual history, STI screening and contraception.



Register online.



DynaMed mobile app
Webinar: Thursday, February 24, 12:00 p.m. (AEDT)


Rural and remote? Stay connected using the DynaMed mobile app for online/offline evidence-based answers to clinical questions.


EBSCO, provider of the John Murtagh Library point of care tool DynaMedprovide an educational overview of the DynaMed mobile app.


The webinar explores useful features available to help rural and remote GPs, including:

 

  • online and offline access
  • drugs and calculators
  • recent updates and “alerts that may change practice”
  • Voice search
  • track and claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Register online.

Are your skills in dermatology only superficial?

the RACGP Certificate in Primary Care Dermatologysupported by Sonic Health Carehas been developed to help GPs and GPs-in-training increase their expertise and confidence when faced with dermatological cases in their practice.

general practitioners can register for the certificate at any time of the year and 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, February 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. (AEDT)

This webinar will showcase general practice research undertaken by participants of the RACGP post-graduate program, including the process, challenges and achievements they experienced. Researchers will also be on hand to answer any questions during a Q&A session.

Register online.



Australian Health Week
Australia’s biggest free healthcare event runs from March 16-17 in Sydney.


GPs and GPs-in-training can discover innovations and learning opportunities to enhance their professional development.


Any further details and registrations are available online.



Family law support for healthcare professionals and emergency service workers
In recognition of going above and beyond to support the Australian community during the challenges of the pandemic, Umbrella family law offers GPs a 15% discount on every bill for its legal services.


More information is available in line or by contacting [email protected]



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