Platelet disorders

22nd May 2020RACGP: 2 pointsACRRM: 1 hours
  • Thrombocytopenia is commonly identified on routine FBC, and bleeding risk is increased in those with moderate or severe thrombocytopenia.
  • Patients presenting with active bleeding, thrombosis, haemolysis and/or neurological disturbance require urgent review, investigation and treatment.
  • Thrombocytopenias are divided into increased destruction (immune or non-immune) or reduced production.
  • Thrombocytoses are categorised by primary bone marrow disorders or secondary reactive disorders.
  • Rarely, commonly used drugs lead to quantitative and qualitative platelet disorders and require prompt cessation.
  • Bleeding phenotype may be variable in patients with platelet function disorders, and a family history is useful; most will have characteristi

Skin reactions to sunlight

RACGP: 2 pointsACRRM: 1 hours

Hypothyroidism in adults

RACGP: 2 pointsACRRM: 1 hours

Hearing loss in the elderly

RACGP: 2 pointsACRRM: 1 hours

Acute abdominal pain in children

RACGP: 2 pointsACRRM: 1 hours

Sinonasal conditions

RACGP: 2 pointsACRRM: 1 hours

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Managing the symptomatic patient

1st January 2020RACGP: 40 pointsACRRM: 8 hours

1 in 20 Australians aged 45 and over reported having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2014-20151.  

To assist GPs in ongoing management of COPD, guidelines recommend regular assessment of disease severity, based on lung function, symptoms and exacerbation history. The COPD-X guidelines advise a stepwise approach to pharmacological treatment, incorporated with relevant non-pharmacological interventions to maintain good patient quality of life2

By engaging and completing this education a GP will improve their recommendations for patient care and learn practical strategies for selecting treatments to improve outcomes in patients with moderate to severe COPD. 

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