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Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Opal

A 67-year-old male with a history of hyperlipidaemia and hypertension, presents with dizziness. He has a fast atrial rate and irregular heart rhythm. This article highlights causes, risk factors, complications, and management strategies, emphasising stroke prevention through anticoagulation and lifestyle modifications.

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Essential Guide to RACGP Doctor’s Bag Requirements for General Practices
Essential Guide to RACGP Doctor’s Bag Requirements for General Practices
Susan Helmrich

Understand the requirements of the updated RACGP recommendations for the Doctor’s Bag to stay compliant and prepared for your next clinical emergency

Embracing Surgical Conscience: Essential ethics in perioperative nursing
Embracing Surgical Conscience: Essential ethics in perioperative nursing
Deb Evans

Surgical conscience - the ethical heartbeat of the operating room plays a pivotal role in the surgical processes, procedures and impact on the patient experience.

Keeping the beat in 2024: Medcast & RACGP renew partnership for online CPR
Keeping the beat in 2024: Medcast & RACGP renew partnership for online CPR
Kate Clutton

A renewed partnership between Medcast and RACGP will ensure RACGP members have privileged access to discounted Basic Life Support training. The online course, meticulously aligned with guidelines, enables GPs to fulfil mandatory CPR course requirements.

Cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction - Clinical Opal
Cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction - Clinical Opal
A/Prof Tim Moss

This article explores the case of Vince, a 58-year-old social smoker with heart disease risk factors. With high blood pressure, obesity, and hyperlipidemia, his focus shifts to managing erectile dysfunction while addressing cardiovascular risks.

Ensuring Compliance in Telehealth Billing: Documentation is key!
Ensuring Compliance in Telehealth Billing: Documentation is key!
A/Prof Stephen Barnett

Accurate documentation for telehealth billing for Australian General Practitioners is essential. A recent case highlighted compliance issues, urging meticulous clinical notes for proper billing. Balancing audit fears and underbilling is a challenge, and templates are helpful if used judiciously and with detailed notes.

Telehealth Billing and Compliance: Understanding the Nuances for Australian GPs
Telehealth Billing and Compliance: Understanding the Nuances for Australian GPs
A/Prof Stephen Barnett

Explore telehealth billing nuances, differentiating telephone consultations from broader telehealth under Australian legislation. In the dynamic digital healthcare landscape, General Practitioners must master compliance details for optimal patient care.

PRECISE Genomics Research Project: Increasing Capacity for Precision Medicine in Primary Healthcare
PRECISE Genomics Research Project: Increasing Capacity for Precision Medicine in Primary Healthcare
Kate Clutton

The PRECISE (Practitioner Readiness, Education and Capabilities, with Implementation Science Evaluation) Genomics Research Project, brings together expertise in genomics, education, and implementation science for a truly collaborative effort to revolutionise precision medicine in primary healthcare.

PODCAST: Testosterone - a marker of male health
PODCAST: Testosterone - a marker of male health
Professor Gary Wittert

Join Healthy Male in this podcast as we explore testosterone as an indicator of underlying health problems and how to assess and manage these in practice.

Creating an effective cognitive aid for advanced life support training and maximising efficiency in resuscitation
Creating an effective cognitive aid for advanced life support training and maximising efficiency in resuscitation
Susan Helmrich

This blog explores the ALS Algorithm and looks at how Medcast are trialling an adaptation of the 2023 updated ANZCOR Adult Advanced Life Support flowchart. The aim is to test its useability as a cognitive aid in ALS training to reduce cognitive load, enhance team performance and improve emergency decision-making.