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179909 - simGP - Simulated Consultation in Diagnosing and Managing Cardiovascular Diseases: Case Study - Eduardo

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The aim of this activity is to provide GPs with a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of HF in primary care.

Relevance to General Practice

Heart Failure (HF) in Australia is common, with 480 000 people in Australia currently diagnosed with HF. HF in Australia has a significant impact on both morbidity and mortality. GPs play a pivotal role in the diagnosis of patients with HF, including recognising symptoms, undertaking the initial evaluation of patients, organising diagnostic tests, and organising a referral to a specialist when appropriate. It can often be challenging to interpret the signs and symptoms of HF, which is why it is important to provide education to GPs on recognize and diagnose HF in a patient with appropriate signs and symptoms.

Learning outcomes
  • Explain the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of heart failure (HF)
  • Execute diagnostic algorithms to confirm a diagnosis of HF and rule-out other differential diagnoses
  • Determine how best to manage patients with HF according to the current treatment guidelines
  • Integrate a multidisciplinary team approach into the role of primary care to optimising the care of HF patients, reduce hospitalisations and improve patient safety
  • 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

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

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Men's health
    Activity sponsor

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia

    179909 - simGP - Simulated Consultation in Diagnosing and Managing Cardiovascular Diseases: Case Study - Eduardo
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1 hour
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    2 cpd
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