Heart failure: Supporting patients in the community
How can you support two different patients with heart failure who present to your pharmacy to achieve the best possible health outcomes?
Chronic pain: Supporting patients to taper opioids
A 42-year-old woman requests a repeat prescription for opioids at a first consultation with a GP she has not seen before. She has chronic non-cancer pain and has been taking opioids for 4 years. Where do you go from here?
This case study has been developed with funding from the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australian Government Department of Health.
Asthma: unlocking inhaler technique
The majority of patients do not use their asthma inhaler device correctly – engage them with conversations and demonstrations of correct technique.
Heart failure: how a team approach can optimise patient care
Evidence shows that a multidisciplinary approach to supporting patients with heart failure improves outcomes. Join our panel comprising a GP, heart failure nurse practitioner, accredited pharmacist and a person living with heart failure as they discuss case studies that demonstrate the benefits of working together as a team.
Anticholinergic burden: the unintended consequences for older people
Improving the safe use of medicines with anticholinergic effects for older people can have a positive impact on quality of life and reduce the risk of side effects.
Mental health and young people: opportunities to empower and engage
This program is designed to help GPs assess people aged 16–24 years who present with psychological distress, and discuss medicines and non-medicine management options for depression and anxiety disorders.
Heart failure: an active role for GPs and patients
Early diagnosis of heart failure and effective management in primary care prolongs lives, keeps people out of hospital, and improves quality of life.
IBD: diagnosis and management in primary care and beyond
A roundtable discussion about optimising management options for this challenging condition.