RVTS4GPS Podcast

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  • Every registrar I speak to wants to know: What’s the trick in passing Fellowship exams.  That’s a good question – with a complex answer. It’s similar to “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is “One bite at a time”.  How do you pass the exams? One step at a time. Unfortunately, it’s not the answer […]
  • Toxicology: getting the basics right is essential for good outcomes.  As GPs, we see toxicology as poisoning or overdose … or extreme pharmacology. Call it what you like, but if you’re in front-line medicine, you’re going to see it frequently.
  • This month’s webinar excerpt is essential listening – an honest, realistic and practical look at GP self care. We listen in on the discussion led by Dr Louise Stone, a GP who practices in Yarralumla (ACT). Dr Stone is a clinical Associate Professor at the Academic Unit of General Practice at ANU Medical School, and […]
  • We’re excited to share this special edition of RVTS4GPs with you, featuring the recording of the recent 2019 RVTS Grand Round "Stump the Chump" with Dr Casey Parker.  The case presented is a 16 year old girl who comes in with her Aunty. Casey is asked to unravel the puzzle. Dr Casey Parker is based […]
  • Imagine that you’re a GP registrar, and your supervisor has sat in on one of your consults, and now wants to give you feedback. Have you ever considered how open you are to feedback?
  • Dizziness is a common presentation to general practice (between 1 – 15% of consultations)1. When patients present complaining of dizziness, it’s important to gain an understanding of exactly what they mean, as various terms are used to describe different clinical presentations. In this month’s webinar excerpt, we share a short snippet from the webinar on […]
  • Workers Compensation and Return to Work is a topic that is challenging for registrars, but an area where we as a GPs can have a positive impact on the outcome, just by the way we approach the patient. A common presentation, like acute back pain following an injury at work, can become chronic and complicated […]
  • In this month’s webinar excerpt, we’re talking about Menopause with Dr Elizabeth Farrell, a gynaecologist and the Medical Director of Jean Hailes for Women's Health. Dr Farrell outlines important definitions, explains how the diagnosis of menopause is made, and highlights some of management options available so clearly and simply that you’ll wonder what all the […]
  • Welcome to 2019! We’re kicking off with one of those tricky subjects in general practice: the overlap of pain and addiction. As GPs, we aim to relieve pain and minimise harm, but occasionally patients get addicted to medications we prescribe. How can we become part of the solution? One of the RVTS supervisors, Ian Kamerman, […]
  • About 70 children die of sepsis per year in Australia and New Zealand. It is therefore important to have systems in place for early detection of severe infection. Developing an approach to avoid diagnostic error is an important task for each GP. In this episode, we hear from an RVTS Medical Educator, Taras Mikulin, who […]