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Is it asthma? Assessing and managing wheeze in pre-school children

Wheeze in children aged under five years is common and often triggered by viral illness, even in children who do not go on to have asthma in later life. By school age, at least half of children will have “grown out” of their symptoms.

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Pharmacological management of asthma in children aged 5–11 years

A brief overview of the recently released Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ guidelines on the management of asthma in children; focusing on those aged 5-11 years.

An update on the pharmacological management of stable COPD

New guidelines for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) were released by the Global Initiative for...

Preventing and managing bronchiectasis in high-risk paediatric populations

Bronchiectasis is a lung disease characterised by bronchial dilation, chronic inflammation and infection, which can...

National report: Testing for prostate cancer in primary care

This report provides an overview of laboratory prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in primary care to facilitate reflection, discussion and identification of opportunities to optimise patient care.

Understanding the role of palliative care for people with advanced dementia

Advanced dementia is a terminal condition for which palliative care is appropriate, however, knowing when to initiate this process can be challenging.

Symptom management in palliative dementia care

Physical symptoms commonly experienced by people with advanced dementia include pain, difficulties with hydration and nutrition, dyspnoea and infection.

Managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

Most people with dementia develop behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) at some point during their journey, which can be...

The 2019 Annual Report is now available

The bpacnz Annual Report provides individualised and practice data on pharmaceuticals dispensed in the community for any primary care prescriber registered with us.

News Update: The influenza immunisation programme is starting early in 2020

This year’s influenza immunisation programme has the earlier start date of 18th March, 2020, for people eligible for funded vaccines.

The COPD prescribing tool Updated

This tool provides guidance on the initiation of medicines for patients with COPD.

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bpacnz Primary Care Update Series

Claiming CME points

Information about the ways you can claim CME points on bpac.org.nz

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Personalised Prescribing Reports

Access your personalised prescribing reports

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Audits

Audits are endorsed by the RNZCGP as a CQI activity for allocation of MOPS credits for General Practitioners

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CME Quizzes

Quizzes are endorsed by RNZCGP for allocation of MOPS credits

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Peer Group Discussions

Discussion points for peer groups or self-reflection of practice

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bpacnz Research Publications

Collection of research publications by bpacnz including Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Informatics & other publications

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Antibiotics Guide Updated

Antibiotics Guide 2017 edition

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Coming up...

Our current theme is “Respiratory Health”, including articles on bronchiectasis in children, and new guidelines for asthma and COPD.

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