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Telehealth: How does it work In Practice

We are all starting to do telehealth in the current climate to protect us, our staff and our patients. Many of us feel slightly out of our depth. Here are some quick tips to help you in your practice.

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COVID-19 and Us
COVID-19 and Us
Dr Jan Orman

Isn’t it ironic that, just when mental health practitioners are ramping up their discussion about social isolation and its really potent impact on mental health and wellbeing, a nasty little virus comes along that asks us all to adopt a lifestyle of social distancing for the sake of our health and that of our community.

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Telehealth and COVID-19 Update
Telehealth and COVID-19 Update
Medcast Medical Education Team

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases exponentially in Australia many of us will be exploring the new telehealth item numbers. The information on these seem to be changing daily, but currently these are the key things to know.

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Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Medcast Medical Education Team

Since the start of 2020, coronavirus has hit the world and caused unprecedented levels of concern among public and health professionals alike.

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Oropharyngeal Airways in Paediatric Patients
Oropharyngeal Airways in Paediatric Patients
Crystal Smith

Oropharyngeal airways (OPAs) have some additional considerations when utilising in paediatric patients, to ensure safe use in children.

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Why are we so bad at making the self-care message stick?
Why are we so bad at making the self-care message stick?
Dr Jan Orman

“I looked at that list you gave me.” There was no mistaking the anger in my patient’s eyes. “I can’t believe you would suggest that I could get better from this by taking some deep breaths or going for a walk! I don’t think you understand my situation at all” Oops!

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PODCAST: Iliotibial Band Syndrome
PODCAST: Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Dr Neal Tucker

Milo, aged 26, comes to see you with lateral knee pain. As GPs how do we diagnose, treat and manage this?

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Easing the Lingering Symptoms of Depression
Easing the Lingering Symptoms of Depression
Jill Newby

Despite our best efforts, most patients who experience depression are left with residual symptoms that linger beyond the completion of treatment. Whether it be low motivation, low mood, self-criticism, guilt or worry, residual symptoms of depression are not only disabling, they place patients at greater risk of relapse and future depressive episode

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Recognising and responding to deteriorating patients: a matter of life or death
Recognising and responding to deteriorating patients: a matter of life or death
Ken Hambrecht

The most recent update of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Deaths in Australia report shows that in 2017 there were a total of 160,909 recorded deaths in Australia. 50% of these were found to be potentially avoidable within the current healthcare system among people aged younger than 75.

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A new approach to mental health care
A new approach to mental health care
Dr Janette Randall

I’m a GP with a special interest in mental health. For the past three years I have been working with Medibank health solutions to support the implementation of a range of programs for people with chronic and complex health conditions.

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