Independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based, NPS MedicineWise provides practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests to help individuals and health professionals make better health decisions.
Quit smoking. What makes a difference?
Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death. Prioritising the conversations, providing support and using Quitline can make all the difference.
Find the transcript here: www.nps.org.au/podcast/episode-51-quit-smoking.-what-makes-a-difference
Quit Centre www.quitcentre.org.au
Episode 50: Mental health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
In this episode, Dr Caroline West speaks with GP Registrar Dr Rebecca Davison, Nurse Jamie Maney and Sarah about ways to build engagement with young people with mental health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Episode 50: Mental health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people By NPS MedicineWise is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Episode 49: All about the skin
In this episode Dr Caroline West, medical adviser and GP speaks with Dr Li-Chuen Wong, member of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and is the head of the Dermatology Department at Children's Hospital, Westmead. They discuss the management of skin conditions like eczema and acne and the latest treatment approaches.
Find the transcript here: https://www.nps.org.au/podcast/episode-49-all-about-the-skin-eczema-acne-and-antibiotics
Help, helps resource hub - includes links to and information to:
The A to Z of Skin - information on common skin, hair and nail conditions, their symptoms, causes and how they are diagnosed and treated
Find a dermatologist - make it easier for health professionals and patients to locate a dermatologist by geographic location or expertise
Patient support group and mentional health support organisations https://www.dermcoll.edu.au/for-community/find-support-group/
Communicating with your healthcare provider
Podcast 48: Chronic Kidney Disease: A consumer perspective on navigating a new diagnosis
Dr Kate Annear, medical adviser and GP, NPS MedicineWise speaks with Dan and Jody who have a lived experience with chronic kidney disease. They discuss the resources they have found helpful, and advice they have for health professionals and for consumers in making this journey easier for others.
Chronic kidney disease: early detection and management https://www.nps.org.au/professionals/chronic-kidney-disease
Find the transcript here https://www.nps.org.au/podcast/episode-48-chronic-kidney-disease-a-consumer-perspective-on-navigating-a-new-diagnosis
Episode 47: TGA access to unapproved therapeutic goods
Dr Caroline West, medical adviser and GP, NPS MedicineWise talks to Dr Jess Tidemann about the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) and how GPs can access unapproved therapeutic goods.
Accessing unapproved products www.tga.gov.au/accessing-unapproved-products
Find the transcript here www.nps.org.au/podcast/episode-47-tga-access-to-unapproved-goods-access
Episode 46: The safe use of opioids in acute pain
In this episode, NPS MedicineWise Medical Advisor Dr Kate Annear speaks with Prof Pamela Macintyre – a pain medicine specialist – about the safe use of opioid analgesics in the management of acute pain in the emergency or post operative setting, with a focus on optimising patient outcomes and reducing the potential for opioid related harm.
Further reading: https://www.nps.org.au/safe-use-of-opioids-in-acute-pain
Find the transcript here: https://www.nps.org.au/podcast/episode-46-the-safe-use-of-opioids-in-acute-pain
Great resource for doctors
Well put podcast for drs resource I’ve really enjoyed all of it, succinct enough to be very useful well done team
What about the people who’ve tried everything else?
What if you’ve done it all and you have a painful, degenerative disease and you meditate and exercise and do physical therapy? It’s INSULTING that you think teaching s patient a “pain model” and suddenly their pain is cured. Sarah Fowler is one patient. A young person. She didn’t know better. What about the patients for whom opioids allow them to live, work, socialise, have a semblance of a life? How dare you assume that all chronic pain is psychological, or not that severe to require opioids, or just an uneducated view. You have done a great disservice to the minority of patients who rely on opioids. And you are ruining lives. Examine the evidence. There is none. This is a travesty. Opioids are safe and appropriate fir some patients and if you can’t tell the difference between people who benefit from opioids and people who have mild / mod pain and don’t need opioids and people who are drug seeking, you don’t deserve your medical licence. Stop harming those who live with severe, daily pain. Stop it!