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179518 - simGP - Simulated Consultation in the Clinical Assessment and Management of Respiratory Disease

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The aim of this activity is to educate on the differential diagnosis and appropriate management of asthma in primary care

Relevance to General Practice

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lungs and affects 1 in 9 Australians, with 441 asthma-related deaths recorded in 2017. Asthma deaths in Australia are still among the highest in the world, with nearly 50% of patients with asthma having poorly controlled conditions. This may be attributable to paradoxes in current treatment guidelines that have resulted in overreliance in SABA as well as complexity of differential diagnosis, presentation with comorbodities, entrenched patient behaviour resulting in poor technique and adherence. Thus, there's still a need of education among GPs to improve asthma safety and outcomes with focus on diagnosis and management in primary care.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand how to complete structured clinical assessment of patients with respiratory symptoms to effectively diagnose asthma in primary care
  • Analyse importance of short & long-term monitoring, maximizing lung function, managing exacerbations and airflow limitations to help improve patient safety
  • Produce a pharmacotherapy care plan appropriate to different levels of severity of asthma
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    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

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    Activity sponsor

    AstraZeneca Pty Ltd

    179518 - simGP - Simulated Consultation in the Clinical Assessment and Management of Respiratory Disease
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1 hour
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    1 cpd
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