Interpretation of Laboratory Tests(2 days)

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Interpretation of Laboratory Tests(2 days)

$150.00


This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017–19 triennium
Category 1 – 40 CPD points 
Activity Number: 106334

The ARIMGSAS Interpretation of Laboratory Tests Workshop is a two-day workshop that aims to upskill participants in the selection of appropriate pathology tests, interpretation of results, identification of critically abnormal results, seeking information regarding further testing, and increasing awareness of the regulations around Medicare funding.

*For RACGP members: to claim your CPD points, you are required to do a pre-disposing activity prior to attending the workshop. The activity and pre-reading materials (if there’s any) will be emailed after the submission of application. Also, after the workshop, You are required to do a reinforcing activity, which will be emailed after the completion of the workshop.

The lack of confidence in interpreting laboratory test results may be directly related, to the sparse training in laboratory medicine provided in most medical schools. The informed consent from the patient should be obtained.

The medical practitioners have the responsibility (clinically and economically) to be very discerning and selective in the investigations that they choose. The questions that should be asked in decision-making include:

  • Is this investigation necessary?
  • Will it change my management?
  • Will this ultimately benefit the patient?
  • This workshop should answer these questions.

Pathology, imaging and other forms of investigation have a critical role in medical practice in the screening, diagnosis, and monitoring of diseases. Good understanding is critical to good practice and patient outcomes.

1. Design and implement a guideline for selection of appropriate pathology tests.
2. Interpret common and complex laboratory results in the context of the clinical presentation.
3. Identify critically abnormal results and construct a system for follow-up.
4. Liaise with laboratory staff to seek extra information regarding result interpretation and further testing if needed.
5. Distinguish which laboratory tests are covered by Medicare according to specific clinical criteria.

Date
Friday 11 Aug 2017 9:45am – Saturday 12 Aug 2017 4:00pm

Day 1:
The most commonly requested lab tests in general practice
Interpretation of the most commonly encountered abnormal results
Requesting further appropriate laboratory tests
Case discussion

Day 2:
Pathology tests requested for specific clinical presentations
Interpretation of biochemical function tests
New pathology guidelines
Common clinical scenarios

To enrol choose your preferred date and click add to cart
The full amount will be deducted on application as fees for the workshop
Applications close one week before the start date

No refunds will be provided if you cancel your application.
All fees must be paid in full to confirm your place.
Should you be unable to attend, a substitute participant is always welcome or you can postpone your enrolment (subject to availability). Please inform us at least two weeks prior to start date should you wish to substitute or postpone your place.

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