HealthEd Wbcast: COVID Update, Anxiety Management, Shingles Vaccination, Aortic Stenosis
Topics and presenters COVID Update – Third Wave, Reinfection Rethink, Booster News, Influenza Outbreak & More – Prof Michael Toole AM New research suggests that the latest Omicron strains are more
Topics and presenters
- COVID Update – Third Wave, Reinfection Rethink, Booster News, Influenza Outbreak & More – Prof Michael Toole AM
New research suggests that the latest Omicron strains are more able to infect people who have been vaccinated, and multiple infections can cause future serious illness. The influenza season and related outbreaks will also be covered. Understand the implications of this developing situation in this authoritative update.
- Aortic Stenosis – We are Missing it and Yet it’s Easier to Treat Than Ever Before – Prof Andrew Sindone
The impact of aortic stenosis, even when NOT severe, is underestimated, so too is its prevalence. Only a minority of patients with treatable AS are being detected. GPs need to auscultate every patient’s chest and investigate murmurs with an ECHO. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) has revolutionised treatment and recent changes to reimbursement mean that it is even more available.
- Anxiety – Management Tips for Primary Care – Prof Sean Hood
Prof Hood is a leading expert in the management of anxiety. He will describe how to manage the initial stages, when to transition from talk therapy to medication, how to initiate and manage medication regimes and what to do when first-line medications don’t seem to be working. He will provide tips on how best to refer or if necessary, how to manage on an ongoing basis in your clinic.
- Shingles Vaccination – Frequently Asked Questions Answered! – A/Prof John Litt AM
The national shingles vaccination strategy continues to develop. Recently, Healthed surveyed more than 1,000 GPs to understand their major questions about the vaccination programme. This is the first instalment of answers to those questions, provided by an expert who is directly involved in the initiative.
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