RVTS4GPS Podcast

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  • What a year it’s been.  As 2020 draws to a close, I will not even attempt to comment on what has been a most extraordinary year, except to say that we would like to salute the RVTS Registrars, supervisors and staff for their courage and perseverance, their passion and understanding, their strength and commitment and […]
  • As we observed NAIDOC Week in November, many RVTS registrars and staff used the opportunity to attend (mainly online) events to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  RVTS Acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and seas on which we live and work, and pays respect to elders: […]
  •  “Rational pathology emanates from a rational doctor”.  Pathology is useful in assisting with coming to a diagnosis, monitoring patients and for screening.  Unnecessary tests can cause harm to patients and add significantly to health costs, so considering carefully what pathology we order is vitally important in General Practice. In this month’s post, we listen in […]
  • We’re always looking for ways to be better GPs, and to improve our success in fellowship exams. We’ve previously discussed some tools… and here are 2 more: Random Case Analysis and Role Play. Role play and random case analysis can be used in training and as part of supervisor discussions, and can actually be quite […]
  • Being brilliant at the basics will come in handy when there are no clinical pathways or algorithms that apply to the patient in front of you. This was the take home message from the second case at the 3rd annual RVTS Grand Round Webinar. 
  • RVTS recently hosted the 3rd annual RVTS Grand Round Webinar.  We were delighted to be joined by Art Nahill and Nic Szecket from IMReasoning, amongst others,  who discussed a case in the form of a “cognitive autopsy” – with all the benefits of hindsight.  The discussion highlights that diagnostic errors occur surprisingly commonly!
  • Adolescents contribute significantly to society.  Their energy and passion add to the fabric of communities. As GPs, we have a unique role to play in adolescent health and health outcomes. This month, Dr Johanna Lynch shares some insights into considerations in adolescent mental health.
  • The use of personal protective equipment is accepted for the high-risk environment of theatre, intensive care unit and on some hospital wards. But the role of the face mask is controversial in the community setting. Should general practitioners wear face masks? Should patients at high risk of serious outcomes from infection with COVID 19 wear […]
  • We’ve reached May in a year that will certainly go down in history! It’s been a tough year to be a GP in Australia with many challenges indeed! How are you coping? How are you looking after yourself? This month, 2 of our RVTS registrars, Leigh-Anne Bingham and Jeni Davila Mendez, discuss self care. Leigh-Ann […]
  • I don’t have to tell you that much has happened in the last month since our last post! COVID-19 is front and centre stage. Today we’re focussing on video or teleconferencing skills. Many resources are already available to support GPs in this new consultation style. We will be focussing on the actual consultation process.