Kupe can help general practitioners and practice nurses to help men decide if a prostate check is right for them.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, but it affects men differently. Finding it early can save lives, but not all prostate cancer needs to be treated. Because of this, men need to understand the downstream risks and benefits of treatment before having a prostate cancer check so that they can make an informed decision.
However, discussing the pros and cons of prostate cancer testing within a consultation can be challenging.
Bpacnz, Homecare Medical and the Ministry of Health launched www.kupe.net.nz a website aimed at helping men decide if a prostate check is right for them.
Kupe.net.nz is designed to help general practitioners and practice nurses discuss the benefits, risks and
implications of testing for prostate cancer with patients. The tool provides information on the pros
and cons of testing and guides men through a brief decision process designed to help them decide whether
getting a prostate check is right for them.
Kupe.net.nz is freely available on the web and we would also like to make it available to use directly from your Medtech tool bar. To do this, a Kupe Prostate Icon will need to be installed. This icon will provide direct access to the decision support tool.
Medtech have created an official Prostate Decision Support Tool icon and an installation wizard. This icon does
not interact with your PMS, it is simply a shortcut to the decision support tool.
If you are running Medtech you can add a Kupe icon to the Medtech tool bar and access Kupe directly
from within Medtech.
1. Download the icon installer
Download icon installer to desktop. This is available as a zip file from the link below:
2. Run the icon installer
Double click on Icon installer to run (follow the prompts it gives you).
3. Once you have run the icon installer
Once you have run the icon installer then go to setup from the Medtech main menu:
Choose Dynamic icons tab:
Hit OK, logout of Medtech log back in, then add icon to toolbar.