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Neuromuscular disorders are rare and many GPs will have very few patients with these conditions. However, people affected by muscle-wasting conditions know that their GP plays an important role in their care.
Those with diabetes are at risk of infection of wounds of the feet and legs, as well as delayed wound healing and development of ulcers, due to peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. This can potentially lead to gangrene and lower extremity amputation.
The beginning of a dementia journey can be a scary and confusing time. As a health professional, you are in the position to be a source of information, comfort, and guidance to whānau who are on this journey.
This course is designed to help primary health care workers diagnose rashes. Though we do give some treatment advice, this information is mainly designed to make diagnosis simpler and faster.
This course is about your wellbeing. The children’s/tamariki workforce is often exposed to practice experiences and life stories that are hard to hear and presented with behaviours that are difficult to understand and manage.
Snoring occurs in approximately one third of children. About 10% of these children snore every night. Uncomplicated snoring is at one end of the spectrum of what is termed ‘sleep-disordered breathing’ (SDB) and severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is at the other end. It is estimated that OSA affects approximately 3-5% of normal children.
This course provides an overview of how to support infant, child and youth mental health issues and enhance wellbeing. Learning objectives:
In this course, you will learn about the legal process that follows a capacity assessment. It follows on from Assessing decision-making capacity - the clinical basics, where we covered the relevant principles when assessing decision-making capacity for consent to healthcare, and demonstrated how to perform a capacity assessment using a 3-stage approach.
There is a reciprocal relationship between pain and sleep. Pain interferes with sleep and disturbed sleep contributes to the experience of pain. Because of this reciprocal relationship, it is important to ask patients experiencing pain about their sleep, and in those with sleep disorders, we need to be assessing the contribution of pain.
The course is aimed at workers in primary level, NGO and ICAMHS services to develop the skills and knowledge on infant, child and young person mental health and AOD concerns.

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