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188038 - AJGP Clinical Challenge January-February 2020: The athlete

  • : Online

To discuss the assessment and management of athletes in general practice in Australia.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs are often responsible for the care of people involved in sporting activities at various competitive levels. Knowledge of common injuries and a clear understanding of an athlete’s goals are the bases for successful injury and health management. Athletes face additional risk of some medical conditions, such as sudden cardiac death, which makes up 16% of all deaths in athletes1 and occurs at twice the incidence rate of the general population.2 Similarly, concussion is a risk to athletes, and can result in cognitive impairment, depression, suicide and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.3–7 New treatment modalities, such as radiology, can provide improved interpretation and understanding of injury, improving diagnostic pathways.8 In addition, GPs can encourage athletes to modify dietary intake to support their performance and optimise adaptations to training.9 This issue covers the risks, responsibilities and challenges facing the athlete and their primary care physician.

Learning outcomes
  • • discuss potential risks to athletes of sustaining a sudden cardiac arrest, sports-related concussion or doping violation
  • • understand the management of overuse injuries in athletes
  • • outline the range and the role of a variety of imaging modalities for sports injuries
  • • discuss recent developments in clinical sports nutrition, with a focus on evidence-based advice and resources for the management of common medical presentations.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication with family, carers and others involved in the care of the patient is appropriate and clear

    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
    • Musculoskeletal and sports medicine
    Delivery
    Title
    188038 - AJGP Clinical Challenge January-February 2020: The athlete
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    30-Jan-2020
    End Date
    31-Dec-2022
    CPD Points
    4 cpd
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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