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Atrial fibrillation management - the central role of the GP

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This free online learning module provides 15 clinical questions and immediate answers about an original peer-reviewed article written for GPs.

Relevance to General Practice

- Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common recurrent arrhythmia and causes substantial morbidity and mortality. Its prevalence is expected to double over the next two decades.
- GPs are central to effective delivery of integrated, comprehensive care to people with AF.
- The National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand recently produced guidelines on diagnosis and management of AF; this review summarises the sections most relevant to GPs.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Institute a diagnostic work up for a person with newly diagnosed AF
  • Recommend an anticoagulation strategy for a patient with AF
  • Identify ways in which your practice can screen patients for AF
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Care of older people
    Partnering organisations


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    Atrial fibrillation management - the central role of the GP
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    1.5 hrs
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