Mental health

Clozapine. Malignant constipation can kill

Clozapine is used for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Agranulocytosis and neutropenia are the usual concerns but there are more deaths from ileus/megacolon.

Stillborn children: photographs may help the healing

How clinicians’ handling of this can traumatise the parents or when done well, can lead to a valued experience.

Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot

This course is for GP’s participating in the Concussion Primary Care Pilot. 

ACC is partnering with Pegasus and Procare PHO’s, Manage My Health and the AUT / BIST working group to support and implement the Pilot.  GP’s completing the Pilot Pathway module will understand the benefits, how to bill, how to use the BIST and what is expected thereafter. 

ACC will enable you to bill the new codes associated with the pilot.

Mild cognitive impairment

Dr Bronwyn Copeland on the role of primary care in diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Shift work

Fiona Johnston discusses how to thrive when working shifts, including strategies to optimise your sleep quality and quantity.

Substance use and taiohi (youth)

This module aims to support you with your skills and knowledge development to identify and support the treatment of substance use and other issues that affect the mental wellbeing of taiohi/young people.

The transition from childhood to adulthood is a time of immense change, physically, mentally and socially. It is a time of experimentation when most taiohi will be exposed to new ideas and experiences. It is natural to be curious, and some will choose to try substances, with or without the knowledge of their whānau during this time.

Managing depressed and anxious patients

Dr Zuzana Wheeler discusses a case of anxiety and depression. She discusses how this case would be addressed using a lifestyle model (LSM). She overviews where you go to learn more and how to refer on to a LSM colleague.

Alzheimer's Disease: Metabolic strategies to slow and reverse progression

Dr Matthew Phillips discusses metabolic strategies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, including both fasting and the ketogenic diet. He also discusses results from his Waikato trials.

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