167492 - Updates in the management of chronic wounds, limb salvage and heart failure.
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The ‘Updates in the management of chronic wounds, limb salvage and heart failure’ educational session will improve the GP’s knowledge of the current vascular treatments for diabetic patients and patients with lower limb complications including how to perform correct patient examinations, minimising patient risk and leading to improved patient outcomes, as well as diagnosis and treatment strategies in the management of heart failure.Relevance to General Practice
Within 20 years, the number of people in Australia with type 2 diabetes may increase from an estimated 870,000 in 2014, to more than 2.5 million. If left undiagnosed or poorly managed, type 2 diabetes can lead to coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, kidney failure, limb amputations and blindness.
Early diagnosis is recognised as a key to reducing the impact of both diabetes and cardiovascular disease including the risk of miro-and macro-vascular complications. Most people with undiagnosed cardiovascular disease (CVD) or diabetes have recognisable risk factors and over 90% visit their GP each year. Australian GPs therefore have the opportunity to identify and manage those with diabetes and CVD.
When considering these numbers and the high prevalence of cases addressed daily by General Practitioners, their ongoing education in the management of these diseases is an essential component of their continuing professional development.