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Updates in Osteoporosis Management

Tuesday 10 October 2023

This webinar provides an update on current therapies for osteoporosis highlighting current trends in sequential approaches to osteoporosis management.

It describes the role of the Ryde Hospital osteoporosis refracture prevention service and fracture liaison service in supporting primary care.

The webinar also addresses and describes the  treatment gaps pertaining to osteoporosis including misinformation about osteoporosis.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Screening and management of osteoporosis in General Practice
  • Implement the use of antiresorptive and anabolic therapies in osteoporosis
  • Identify areas in general practice for collaboration with fracture liaison services

Speakers:

Dr Yoges Venugopal, Endocrinologist, MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCP(Lon), FRACP
Dr Venugopal qualifications include subspecialty certification in Endocrinology and Diabetes from the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.  Dr Venugopal has been a consultant endocrinologist with Queensland Health, working as the clinical lead and coordinator for diabetes and endocrine services in the Mackay region before moving to NSW. At present, she is appointed as a staff specialist at Ryde Hospital in the Osteoporosis refracture prevention services.

Karen Thomas, Senior Physiotherapist.
Karen is a senior Physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience in adult rehabilitation including orthopaedic geriatric, aquatic physiotherapy, and musculoskeletal caseloads. She is committed to health coaching and incorporating exercise prescribing as an ongoing lifestyle intervention. Karen is currently employed within the Northern Sydney Local Health District as the fracture liaison coordinator, part of the  Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service (ACI).


Diagnosis and treatment guidelines for Asthma and COPD Management

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Asthma and COPD are common conditions identified and managed in primary care.

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of respiratory inhalers which can be confusion. This education webinar will provide an overview of case definition and spirometric diagnosis as well as asthma and COPD guidelines to assist in the appropriate prescription of respiratory inhalers.

Viewers will learn more about respiratory inhalers and their impact on climate change, as well as low carbon footprint respiratory care, including safe disposal of inhalers

Speakers:

Dr Sophie Timmins, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician, MB BS PhD FRACGP

Dr Timmins is a Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and is in private practice at the Sleep and Breathing Specialist Centre.

Dr Katrina Tonga, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician, MBChB PhD FRACP

Dr Tonga is a Staff Specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital and is in private practice at the Sleep and Breathing Specialist Centre.

Melissa Batger, Pharmacist

Melissa is a Senior Pharmacist at Royal North Shore Hospital and is the Cancer Care Leader Clinical Pharmacist.

Speakers are NetZero Respiratory Leads with the Northern Sydney Local Health District, working to reduce the carbon impact of the health sector


MBS item numbers for Older Persons in the community including Case Conferencing

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Aimed at providing an overview of the Benefits to patient outcomes of using case conferencing and the MBS items available to support and provide care to the elderly population (living in the community, not those in residential aged care).

The MBS items discussed include:

  • 75+ Health assessments- full comprehensive review of patient’s health, social, mental and physical health
  • Care plans and team care arrangements- plans to provide appropriate referrals to allied health workers
  • Home medication reviews- full review of medications to prevent any hospital risks due to medication mismanagement
  • Case conferencing- service provision of multidisciplinary team meetings to work collaboratively to ensure best outcomes for patients
  • DVA specific programs such as Coordinated Veterans Care Program and Allied health cycles of care- both of which are aimed at reducing hospital admission and support provision
  • Mental Health Plans- the provision of a mental health plan to access psychological services in the elderly who may be suffering from any type of mental health condition (depression most common)

All of these programs focus on identifying health concerns within the elderly and providing support through referrals to allied health services appropriate to the person’s needs.

GPs and Practice Nurses/Support staff will learn how to make time to ‘book in case conferencing’ to utilise item numbers and improve patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and manage a patient or group of patents that is making recurrent presentations to hospital (ED) through available support services
  • Utilise appropriate MBS item number/s to ensure provision of support through referrals to allied health services appropriate to the patients’ needs
  • identifying health concerns within the elderly through better understanding of MBS item numbers
  • Outline effective referral pathways and options to ensure continuity of patient care

Speakers:

Wendy O’Meara | Primary Health Education Consultant

Resources:

Elderly Australians MBS Presentation

Desktop Guide to Chronic Disease Management and MBS Item Numbers

75+ HASS TEMPLATE

CVC Providers


Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia and dealing with challenging behaviours

Tuesday 19 July 2022

This webinar assists GPs and other practitioners with the Detection of Dementia and the management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

Through a series of case studies, viewers will be provided with skills to assistin the early detection of dementia in patients, alongside aid in determining appropriate referrals for health and support services in at risk patients.

In discussing SNHN Programs, LHD initiatives and the use of HealthPathways, viewers will modernise skills in assessing and treating the most common behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia, including the impact on family or carers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Utilise course information to determine, access, and designate appropriate health and support service referrals
  • Recognise the early signs of dementia in patients and understand what servies are available for referral
  • Recognise the most common behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD)
  • Identify how symptoms present and how to manage
  • Critique recommended pharmacological options available, including their indications, to treat some of the behaviors

Speakers:

Prof Sue Kurrle | Geriatrician

Prof Kurrle is with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and Director at the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre. She is also Geriatrician and Clinical Director at the division of Rehabilitation And Aged Care at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Community Services.

Marie Alford | Head of Dementia Professional Services, Dementia Support Australia (DSA)

Marie is the Head of Dementia Centre Services, HammondCare at The Dementia Centre. In this role Marie leads the delivery and operations of programs including Dementia Support Australia. She is responsible for projects across The Dementia Centre with a focus on improving the quality of life for people in need.

More Information:

For more information, please visit the SNHN dementia webpage

Resources:

SNHN Support Information Access Slides

Prof Sue Kurrle Presentation – Management of behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia

Prof Marie Alford Presentation – Dementia Support Australia: Supporting when behaviour impacts care

Dementia webpage


Better musculoskeletal health: Identifying effective care for osteoarthritis

Wednesday 8 December 2021


Adult Asthma Management: What’s New

Wednesday 8 September 2021

As part of the Asthma Best Practice for Professionals Program, The National Asthma Council of Australia and SNHN invite GPs, Practice Nurses, pharmacists, Aboriginal health practitioners, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals to view this webinar on Adult Asthma Management. The Speaker Rhona MacDonald, Respiratory Nurse Practitioner will cover the latest information around Managing Adult Asthma patients in the primary care setting.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the steps involved in the diagnosis of adult asthma, referring to the Australian Asthma Handbook
  • Describe ways to improve and maintain optimal asthma control
  • Summarise the current guidelines for medication management
  • Summarise the important information to be included in a Written Asthma Action Plan
  • Describe the steps in managing acute asthma in primary care

Speakers:

Rhona MacDonald | RESPIRATORY NURSE PRACTITIONER


Diabetes Complications and 60 Sec Foot Check

Wednesday 13 September 2017

The principles and practice of screening for complications of diabetes, criteria for urgent referral when complications of diabetes are identified and Diabetes Cycle of Care and Health Pathways for Diabetes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Facilitate screening for diabetic complications, and perform screening at appropriate intervals
  • Identify complications of diabetes, specifically diabetic eye disease, diabetic neuropathy and diabetes-associated renal disease
  • Identify criteria for urgent referral to appropriate services when diabetic complications are identified

Speakers:

Dr Darshika Christie-David, Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist, NSLHD


Prevention and the Diabetic foot – High risk foot

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Primary and secondary prevention of diabetes complications – the diabetic foot

Learning Outcomes:

  • Facilitate screening for diabetic complications, and perform screening at appropriate intervals
  • Identify complications of diabetes, specifically diabetic eye disease, diabetic neuropathy and diabetes-associated renal disease
  • Identify criteria for urgent referral to appropriate services when diabetic complications are identified

Speakers:

Dr Ian Reid, Head of Podiatry @ Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospitals, NSLHD