Asthma: unlocking inhaler technique
The majority of patients do not use their asthma inhaler device correctly - engage them with conversations and demonstations of correct technique.
Urinary tract infections: exploring antibiotic treatment
This case study explores the diagnostic approach to managing urinary tract infections in residential aged care facility residents to reduce antibiotic resistance.
Diagnose and treat a case of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.
Preventing fractures: where to start with osteoporosis
Explore common secondary causes of osteoporosis and how to prevent fractures with this case study.
Drugs in breastfeeding
Most commonly used drugs are relatively safe for breastfed babies. The dose received via milk is generally small and much less than the known safe doses of the same drug given directly to neonates and infants.
Update on medicines for smoking cessation
Persistent cigarette smokers usually have a nicotine addiction. This addiction has a chronic relapsing and sometimes remitting course and may persist lifelong.
Mike McDonough, Aust Prescr 2015;38:106-11
Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor course
Improve your accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure and better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments within the context of absolute cardiovascular risk.
Depression: tailoring initial treatment and re-examining the options
Depression treatment should be tailored to the individual patient. Meet two different patients with depression. How would you progress their initial care?