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casestudy
Case study 16 Oct 2013   Limit risks
Nearing the end of a very long shift in the emergency department (ED), Doctor D was extremely tired and in need of a break. He was treating a patient for a severe laceration to his thumb. The patien ...
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Case study 16 Oct 2013   Root fragment
Dr T’s patient attended the surgery in a lot of pain. Radiology revealed a vertically impacted 38. Dr T recommended that the patient get an Orthopantomogram (OPG) and consult a specialist as extra ...
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Case study 16 Oct 2013   Informed financial consent
Dr K’s patient was a self employed tradesman who had a consultation in relation to a hernia repair. The private insurance arrangement for this patient only extended to cover a four day hospital stay ...
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practicenote
Practice note 20 Jan 2014   Practitioners in Media
Over the years many health practitioners including MIPS members have provided healthcare advice through television, radio and various other forms of media. MIPS occasionally receives enquiries from me ...
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Practice note 3 Feb 2014   Understanding Informed Consent
The term informed consent is universally used to describe a significant part of the process in providing healthcare to the public. As a complaint, the lack of consent to treatment is a recurring theme ...
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Practice note 3 Feb 2014   Death the final complication
Most junior doctors will tell you that signing their first death certificate is one of the most surreal experiences in their career. This duty appears to be one of the last remaining bastions excl ...
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Case study 3 Feb 2014   Drugs and poisons investigation
This case study concerns a general practitioner who was contacted by the State Drugs and Poisons Unit of the Department of Health. The issue related to the treatment of a now deceased 40-year old ...
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Practice note 3 Feb 2014   Extractions on anticoagulants
One of the common questions that practitioners are faced with is the correct protocol for dealing with patients on anti-coagulant medications when tooth extractions or other surgical procedures are re ...
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Practice note 9 Jun 2016   Maintaining Your Professional Profile
It is important as a healthcare practitioner to actively maintain your profile because of: increased regulation and supervision explicit codes of conduct issued by AHPRA patients whom seek out pra ...
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Practice note 9 Jun 2016   Contacts for Drugs and Poisons
National, state and territory contact details for drugs and poisons authorities in Australia. S8 schedule drugs. Regulation of pharmaceutical services.
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Practice note 9 Jun 2016   Employee or Contractor
How you are employed, or self-employed, affects your AHPRA registration indemnity requirements as well as the cost of any indemnity insurance (eg MIPS membership) you purchase.
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Practice note 9 Jun 2016   Working as an intern
Tips to help you avoid fatigue, maintain control and reduce clinico-legal and regulatory risks. It can also help make the year more rewarding and enjoyable.
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Practice note 9 Jun 2016   Solid defence
Your best defence is a solid defence. You can achieve this by meeting the professional standards, procedures and protocols of healthcare required by: your craft group your College the Medical ...
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webinar
On-demand 11 Jun 2016   The examination of a Coroner’s inquest
We have assembled a panel of experts to explain and rationalise the sequence of events following the death of a member’s patient, to the Coroner’s inquest and the Coroners findings and recommendations ...
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On-demand 11 Jun 2016   Being the doctor’s doctor - My experience of practitioner health and welfare
Medical professionals can be burnt out, overworked and more prone to psychological distress, but when it comes to their own mental health, many fear the stigma of treatment. Dr Kym Jenkins, Consultant ...
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