Mental health: Managing the double whammy of mental/physical comorbidity - Certificate of Completion


1.5 hrs



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Certificate of Completion

Expiry Date


This RACGP-accredited 1.5-hour Category 2 program supports general practitioners (GPs) in monitoring and managing physical comorbidities in people with serious mental illness (SMI). GPs will gain a better understanding of the prevalence and impact of physical disease in this patient population. The program aims to ensure that GPs are well equipped to conduct appropriate and timely screening and monitoring of patients to prevent the development of physical comorbidities. GPs will be challenged to be assertive in implementing best-practice primary care management of patients with SMI, including implementing routine cardiometabolic screening, effectively managing polypharmacy, and promoting patient engagement and self-care.

This interactive online learning activity is valued at 1.5 Hour(s) of continuing education.

Professor Tim Lambert
Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, Concord Clinical School, The University of Sydney
Director, Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHiP),
Sydney Local Health District, Sydney

Simon Cowap
General Practitioner, Alexandria, Sydney

À la fin de ce programme, le participant sera en mesure de :

  • décrire comment les résultats cardiovasculaires obtenus lors d’études ont contribué aux changements apportés à l’algorithme de traitement de Diabète Canada pour le diabète de type 2;
  • analyser les bienfaits et les risques des traitements antihyperglycémiants qui ont démontré des bienfaits cardiovasculaires en traitement de deuxième intention du diabète de type 2;
  • conseiller les patients atteints d’un diabète de type 2 pour appuyer la protection vasculaire.

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