Healthed Webcast COVID Expert Update - Using Antivirals in Primary Care- Navigating Guidelines, Choice of Agent, Prescribing, Interactions, Safety & Effectiveness Prof Brent Richards, ICU specialist
2022tue21jun7:00 pmtue9:00 pmHealthed Webcast COVID Expert Update - Using Antivirals in Primary Care- Navigating Guidelines, Choice of Agent, Prescribing, Interactions, Safety & Effectiveness Prof Brent Richards, ICU specialist
COVID Update – Adj Prof Brent Richards During the presentation, Prof Brent Richards will explain why the COVID antivirals play a critical role in reducing the impact on individuals as
- COVID Update – Adj Prof Brent Richards
During the presentation, Prof Brent Richards will explain why the COVID antivirals play a critical role in reducing the impact on individuals as well as in decreasing the load on the health system, and explain in detail how to work with the guidelines for their use, including the PBS criteria. Prof Richards will also describe the relative efficacy of the two main agents available in primary care, cover the safety issues, and explain how to select the right agent for your patient.
- Eating Disorders – The Role of the GP – A/Prof Warren Ward
Eating disorders are increasingly common and GPs are often the first professional to see clinical warning signs and often the first professional that a patient or relative seeks help from. In this lecture, I will provide an understanding of the causes of eating disorders, a practical guide to assessing severity and hence risk in eating disorders and thus when to refer urgently for specialist care and/or admission. I’ll also describe what is currently regarded as effective treatment of Eds and what the GPs role in this process is. I’ll also provide some practical advice on possibly the most challenging aspects of this issue, which is how to engage reluctant/ambivalent patients.
- Update on the Management of Childhood Nocturnal Enuresis – Dr Andrew Barker
Nocturnal enuresis is not a benign condition. It can have severe psychosocial repercussions for the child and the family so it is important to ensure that all possible management options are carefully explored and diligently implemented to maximise the chances of success. Treatment options have evolved considerably to include alarms and psychophysiological conditioning which can be very effective but are highly sensitive to user error. The understanding of the pros and cons of pharmacotherapy has also evolved somewhat. I look forward to providing you with a practical update on all these aspects of this important condition in this lecture.
- Do Violent Computer Games Cause Aggressive Behaviour? – Understanding the Evidence – A/Prof Wayne Warburton
GPs often see parents who are concerned about the impact of digital technologies and entertainment such as computer games on the behaviour and wellbeing of their children. One of the biggest questions is whether or not violent computer games encourage aggressive behaviour. The simple fact is that, despite public controversy, there is a large empirical research base that does indicate that violent video games can impact how children think, feel and behave. The well-researched impacts include increased aggression in the short and long-term, desensitisation to violence, decreased empathy and reduced pro-social behaviour. Practical strategies for reducing screen time and encouraging a healthy media diet can be very helpful for those with sub-clinical problems, but those with clinical disorders usually require specialised clinical referral and support.
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