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87151 - AFP Clinical Challenge March 2017: Office-based procedures

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To provide updates across a range of commonly practised office-based procedural skills for general practitioner.

Relevance to General Practice

Australian Family Physician (AFP), the official journal of the RACGP, aims to provide relevant, evidence-based, clearly articulated information to Australian general practitioners (GPs) to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care. Content is applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader. AFP is a peer reviewed journal. 
Procedural skills, such as removal of foreign bodies in the eye, burns dressings and insertion of contraceptive implants, are a key component of the RACGP and ACRRM curricula. However, GPs often lack confidence in performing such procedures. Given that general practice is usually the first point of contact for patients, it is important to provide ongoing education and training in office-based procedures for GPs, and to instil confidence in GPs in performing these procedures. 
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Learning outcomes
  • Describe the management of corneal foreign bodies in the GP’s office
  • Summarise the methods for insertion and removal of the contraceptive implant
  • List the aims of burn wound dressings and indications for different types of dressings in different burn depths
  • Discuss the advantages of blister debridement and the reasoning behind advice given to patients after healing of the burn wound
  • Explain the rationale and indications for therapeutic venesection and goals of this procedure as a treatment modality
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    87151 - AFP Clinical Challenge March 2017: Office-based procedures
    2 hours
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