GP Partners Australia on behalf of SA Health offer a range of complimentary CPD training events for General Practitioners which are fully accredited by the RACGP and held in metropolitan and peri-urban Adelaide. These CPD trainings are available in the areas of Palliative Shared Care and Obstetric Shared Care. Please see below for the full list of upcoming events.
End of Life Care Essentials Online Module
End-of-Life care is a significant role of GPs with many patients facing a progressive life limiting illness choosing to be cared for and, if possible, to die at home.
These online End-of-Life Care modules, produced by GP Partners Australia, aim to build the capacity and skills of GPs in caring for adults with a progressive life limiting illness and provides a framework for patient ‘shared-care’ with Specialist Palliative Care Services in metropolitan and peri-urban Adelaide to assist in addressing this.
This course is provided free of charge to all Registrars and General Practitioners.
Approved for 4 RACGP QI&CPD points in the 2017-19 triennium.
Palliative Shared Care Podcast featuring Professor Hugh Grantham
Presented by Professor. Hugh Grantham, Professor of Paramedics, Flinders University and Senior Medical Practitioner, South Australian Ambulance Service, Adelaide, South Australia.
All of our podcasts will be chaired by a GP Palliative Shared Care Program Advisor.
Conversations involving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the end of life can be extremely difficult. The chance of survival following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in adults is between 5-20% depending on the circumstances. Although CPR can be attempted on anyone, there comes a time for some people when it is not in their best interests to do this. It may then be appropriate for a GP to consider a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order to enable the person to die with dignity. This podcast will explore this process to ensure the best decision is made for the client and family.
• Discuss Advanced Care Directives and Clinical Planning for End of Life to enhance the safety and quality of patient care
• Review the Australian Resuscitation Council’s policy on resuscitation.
• Assess and manage scenarios when General Practitioners should not attempt any resuscitation.
- Online - details coming soon
Palliative Symptom Management Podcast Series
Presented by Dr Laurie Palmer Clinical Palliative Specialist, along with Palliative Shared Care GP Advisor Dr Russell Shute. This series will include 3 podcasts covering areas surrounding palliative care and symptom management.Register Now
GP Palliative Shared Care Orientation Day
24 November 2018, 8.30am - 3.30pm
- Learning Objectives – at the end of the session, GPs will be able to:
- Implement the GP PSC Program to provide Palliative Care, in collaboration with Specialist Palliative Care Services, for patients in a community setting
- Describe the components of GP care planning and review of patients receiving GP Palliative Shared Care
- Assess and manage physical symptoms and psychosocial needs of adults with a life limiting illness or who are dying
- Discuss Advanced Care Directives and Clinical Planning for End of Life to enhance the safety and quality of patient care
- Describe the clinical management and considerations for patients during the terminal phase, and following death, in community settings
Complimentary lunch will be provided and 40 CPD points are received through attendance.Register Now