Medication

Webinar: Statins; who, when, where and why

Join us on Tuesday 27 June at 7.30pm where Dr Tony Scott, cardiologist, will talk about the use of statins in primary care.

Intensive blood pressure control in the elderly - Bruce Arroll

Doctor Bruce Arroll discusses the issues around intensive blood pressure control in the elderly. Bruce is a GP in south Auckland and professor of general practice at the University of Auckland.

  

Alprazolam and benzodiazepine prescribing - Rob Shieff

Rob Shieff talks about the removal of alprazolam (Xanax) from the New Zealand pharmaceutical schedule and issues around benzodiazepine prescribing. Rob is a general adult psychiatrist practising in Auckland. His special interest is in the evaluation and management of anxiety and mood disorders.

Webinar: An update on adult asthma

Professor John Kolbe reviewed the plethora of new inhalers that have come onto the market. 

The role of inflammation versus spasm in the lungs and the role of inhaled corticosteroids in the management of asthma was covered, as well as inhaled steroids and pneumonia.

The webinar was introduced and moderated by Professor Bruce Arroll, Director of the Goodfellow Unit. 

Pharmacology in sports medicine

There are a variety of medications which are commonly used in a sports medicine setting. These are usually used to manage pain or in an attempt to reduce inflammation. Elite athletes may be subject to drug testing. For these athletes, doctors can be very ‘dangerous’ people as the use of many common medications can lead to a positive drug test. 

Topical Antibiotics - Emma Best

Dr Emma Best talks about how we can reduce the usage of topical antibiotics in primary care.

Emma is a paediatric infectious disease specialist at Starship Hospital and a senior lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland.

Gout: treatment & management

Gout is one of the most common forms of acute arthritis, particularly among Māori and Pacific men as well as older people on diuretic therapy. While acute gout is reasonably well managed, prevention of long term gout and its complications, tophi, skin ulceration, chronic joint damage, renal and cardiovascular disease is not.

Following completion of this short course you will:

Osteoarthritis - Dan Exeter

Dr Dan Exeter talks about non-surgical management of osteoarthritis. Dan is a sport and exercise physician based at Axis Sports Medicine clinic in Auckland. He is medical director for Athletics New Zealand and a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Paediatric fever management

Fever is one of the most common reasons why parents and or caregivers seek medical attention for their infant or child.

Fever is defined as a temperature greater than 38.0°C. In regards to managing conditions, education is key. It is important for parents or caregivers to understand that it is okay for them to look after their child at home with a fever if they are drinking and feeding well, interacting with the parent or caregiver and does not look sick. 

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