Urinary tract infections in residential aged-care facilities
This course will provide you with an overview of the diagnostic approach to urinary tract infections (UTI) in residents in aged-care facilities.
Blood pressure: measure, manage & monitor
This interactive case study has been designed to help you improve accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure in patients as well as better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments.
Deprescribing in older people
Deprescribing is the process of discontinuing drugs that are either potentially harmful or no longer required.
It can be achieved in older people and may be associated with improved health outcomes without long-term adverse effects.
Sharing knowledge about immunisation
This module offered by the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance is designed to help you adapt your vaccination communication skills, to effectively meet the needs of all parents.
Nitrofurantoin and fosfomycin for resistant urinary tract infections: old drugs for emerging problems
Uncomplicated urinary tract infection is one of the most common indications for antibiotic use in the community. However, the Gram-negative organisms that can cause the infection are becoming more resistant to antibiotics.
When should I take my medicines?
Adherence to drug regimens is critical to optimise therapeutic outcomes. To aid adherence patient preferences must be discussed when considering the timing of doses, especially for chronic therapy.
Relapse prevention and physical health in a person with schizophrenia - Belinda
Belinda is a 22-year old woman with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Her first episode of psychosis occurred when she was 19 years old. She is a regular patient in your clinic, however you haven't seen her previously.
The safety of commonly used vitamins and minerals
Dietary supplements are the most common type of complementary medicine in Australia, reportedly used by 47% of the population. Vitamins and minerals are particularly popular.
Like all medicines, supplements can cause potential harms such as adverse reactions, drug interactions, monetary cost, delay of more effective therapy, false hope, and increased medication burden.