The ‘Respiratory Clinical Update’ series seeks to update GPs and practice nurses with new clinical evidence in the areas of:
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- lung cancer
- asthma, including an education session related to inhaler technique and action plans for asthma patients in the general practice setting
- obstructive sleep apnoea
Attendees will benefit from hearing from local specialists from the Royal Hobart Hospital to better understand local referral pathways and supports for their patients.
This second event will focus on lung cancer and will be delivered by Dr Emma Ball – Staff Specialist, Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital and Dr Rebecca Tay – Staff Specialist, Medical Oncology, Royal Hobart Hospital. This presentation will focus on the investigation and pathway of a new patient with likely lung cancer referred to the respiratory clinic. The presentation will cover what is required in a referral for triage purposes, what happens in the clinic and the follow up process. It will also include an update on the procedures to confirm tissue staging diagnosis, staging and the multidisciplinary meeting.
This event is a CPD Activity (RACGP) and will attract 2 points
Further events in this series will run on each Wendesday in May, 2021, as noted below:
|Wednesday 12 May
Clinical update on asthma
Asthma education: inhaler technique and action plans
Dr Ben Johnson – Registrar, Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital
Lyn Reid, Clinical Nurse Consultant
|Wednesday 26 May
|Clinical update on obstructive sleep apnoea||Dr Ai-Ming Wong – Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Royal Hobart Hospital|
The Respiratory clinical update series information sheet 2021 can be downloaded and printed for circulation.