Clinical Skills and Practice

Clinical Skills and Practice

Reminder: National Cervical Screening Program changes

Reminder: On 1 December 2017 the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) was renewed. The Pap test was replaced by the human papillomavirus (HPV) Cervical Screening Test with the age for screening under the NCSP changed from 18 to 25. Please remember that Pap tests are no longer eligible for Medicare rebates–patients may be charged if this test is requested.

Telehealth scenario 1

Emily Black is a 37 year old woman expecting her third child. She has been referred by her midwife to a Genetic Counselling Service. Following an amniocentesis, Emily receives the results via Telehealth consultation.

New Primary Care Toolkit fact sheets - Palliative and advanced care

August 2018. Created by the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association the End of Life Directions for Aged Care Primary Care Toolkit now contains new factsheets for primary health care providers in addition to the existing resources. Find out more...

Help your patients know when to claim online

August 2018. If you claim a Medicare benefit for a patient, remind them they don’t need to submit a claim online to get their benefit. Since Medicare improved its patients’ Medicare online accounts earlier this year, more patients are submitting their claims online. But some patients are claiming benefits for services the practice has already claimed for them. Find out how you can better assist your patients and your practice...

Telehealth scenario 3

Jodie is two years old and has moderate to severe eczema, which is well controlled with oral medications and creams. Jodie and her parents have a Telehealth consultation with a specialist every three months.

Want to know more about Haemochromatosis?

Augsut 2018. APNA's Haemochromatosis for Nurses is an online course developed to provide an understanding of haemochromatosis, its symptoms, diagnosis, and management. Developed by Haemochromatosis Australia for APNA, this course takes approx. 1 CPD hour and costs $38.50 for non-members. Get learning now!
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