NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au Resistance fighter pledge A pledge to fight antibiotic resistance for doctors, GPs and other health professionals Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:54:48 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-profesionals/resistance-fighter-pledge http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-profesionals/resistance-fighter-pledge Fatigue: a diagnostic approach Fatigue is a common presentation but can be difficult to define, we discuss a diagnostic approach Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2014/fatigue-diagnostic-approach http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2014/fatigue-diagnostic-approach Program and Product Evaluation Lead Lead NPS MedicineWise program planning and evaluation Opportunity to work across the organisation Great staff benefits! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/program-and-product-evaluation-ppe-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/program-and-product-evaluation-ppe-lead Product Manager, Online Learning Do you have experience in the health sector? Provide leadership on the design and development of the education and training suite of products. Great staff benefits! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/product-manager-online-learning http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/product-manager-online-learning MedicineInsight Engagement Support Officer (maximum term contract) Do you want to work on a new and innovative program? Do you have a high level of attention to detail and excellent communication skills? Fancy a job with great work life balance? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medicineinsight-engagement-support-officer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medicineinsight-engagement-support-officer Medicine safety alerts – proceed with caution Regulatory agencies release emerging safety information to manage associated changes in risk. If interpreted incorrectly, these updates and alerts could potentially lead to unintended consequences. How should you interpret safety updates and ensure your patients benefit from latest safety information? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2014/medicine-safety-alerts http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2014/medicine-safety-alerts Program Lead, Choosing wisely (maximum term contract) Do you have project management experience within the health sector? Do you have medical, pharmacy, nursing or science qualifications? Great staff benefits! Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/program-lead-choosing-wisely-maximum-term-contract http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/program-lead-choosing-wisely-maximum-term-contract Fatigue is a symptom with many possible causes Fatigue is unlikely to be caused by underlying serious illness in young to middle-aged adults who have no other symptoms and signs of disease. Read more. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/aetiology http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/aetiology Key points on fatigue The diagnostic framework for fatigue in primary care focuses on accurate and comprehensive clinical history, targeted examination and judicious laboratory investigations, keeping in mind the clinical context. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/key-points http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/key-points Definition of fatigue Fatigue is a symptom, not a syndrome. The experience of fatigue is often hard to convey and patients describe it in a variety of terms, which can make the clinical identification challenging. Read more. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/definition http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/definition NPS MedicineWise reappoints Debbie Rigby to the board Consultant pharmacist Ms Debbie Rigby has been reappointed to the NPS MedicineWise board for a third and final three-year term. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-reappoints-debbie-rigby-to-the-board http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-reappoints-debbie-rigby-to-the-board Psychological causes of fatigue People with depression, anxiety or experiencing grief will often feel physical and/or mental fatigue. There are many strategies and treatments that can help. Find out more. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/causes/psychological http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/causes/psychological Physical causes of fatigue Fatigue can be a symptom of an acute physical condition such as a viral infection, a chronic condition such as cancer or multiple sclerosis, or can occur after recovery from surgery or a long illness. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/causes/physical http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/causes/physical Are there medical tests for fatigue? Fatigue is a symptom, so there is no specific test for fatigue. After taking your medicial history and possibly conducting an examination, your doctor may decide to order some tests to further explore your fatigue. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/testing-for-fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/testing-for-fatigue Take a comprehensive history for fatigue Taking a detailed clinical history is the most important tool for evaluating patients with fatigue. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/investigating-fatigue/history http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/investigating-fatigue/history Talking to your health professional about fatigue Fatigue can severely affect your quality of life. Your GP or pharmacist can help identify possible causes and discuss ways to manage your fatigue. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/getting-help http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/getting-help Management of fatigue When managing fatigue, a strong therapeutic partnership with the patient and communication around the possible causes opens an avenue for discussing appropriate lifestyle interventions which may improve symptoms. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/management http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/management Fatigue Fatigue is a symptom that many of us will experience at some point in our life. Find out more about possible causes fatigue and simple lifestyle changes you can make to help manage fatigue. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue Investigating fatigue in primary care: the diagnostic approach The diagnostic approach for fatigue commences with a comprehensive history and thorough clinical examination. As most patients with fatigue do not have the relevant abnormal pathology tests results, investigations should be used selectively. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/investigating-fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-health-professionals/investigating-fatigue Ways to help you manage fatigue Many of the causes of fatigue can be modified or treated. Read more about the simple and practical steps you can take to help you manage fatigue. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/ways-to-manage http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue/for-individuals/ways-to-manage