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Unorthodox techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders

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ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) health professional information

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ASCIA provides information for health professionals, including clinical updates, action/treatment plans, checklists, position papers and guidelines.

Anaphylaxis resources

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ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk

Medicine branch

Benzodiazepines are widely used and one of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in Australia. Dependence on benzodiazepines is more likely to occur with prolonged use and is becoming of increasing concern. Read about benzodiazepine dependence risk on the NPS MedicineWise website.

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Medicine or treatment

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

Unorthodox techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders

Medicine or treatment

ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

Anaphylaxis resources

Medicine or treatment

ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Medicine branch

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Medicine branch

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

Guideline on Pathology testing in the Emergency Department

Medicine branch

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) & Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) provide guidelines for pathology testing in the emergency department.

Antibiotic resources for clinicians

Medicine or treatment

Resources about antibiotics for clinicians, including guidelines, continuing professional development (CPD) and tools, calculators and apps.

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Medicine branch

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Proton pump inhibitors

Medicine branch

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Medicine branch

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

Cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Medicine branch

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) provides guidelines and a calculator for management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.

Unorthodox techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders

Condition or symptom

ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) health professional information

Condition or symptom

ASCIA provides information for health professionals, including clinical updates, action/treatment plans, checklists, position papers and guidelines.

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Medicine branch

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Anaphylaxis resources

Condition or symptom

ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

Cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Medical test

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) provides guidelines and a calculator for management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.

Ankle and knee imaging resources for clinicians

Condition or symptom

Ankle and knee resources for clinicians, including guidelines, continuing professional development (CPD), and tools, calculators and apps.

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Medicine or treatment

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Unorthodox techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders

Medicine branch

ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

Infant feeding advice

Medicine branch

ASCIA provides advice on breastfeeding and introduction of solid foods to infants in order to prevent or minimise development of allergies.

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) health professional information

Medicine branch

ASCIA provides information for health professionals, including clinical updates, action/treatment plans, checklists, position papers and guidelines.

Anaphylaxis resources

Medicine branch

ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Medical test

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

Urinary tract infections

Medicine branch

The management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is changing, although it can still include antibiotics. Learn more about diagnosis & treatment of UTIs.

Fatigue: a diagnostic approach

Medicine branch

Fatigue is often associated with lifestyle, psychosocial and physical causes, or a combination of these. Learn more about diagnosis of fatigue.

RANZCR clinical decision rules booklet

Medical test

The RANZCR Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations and clinical decision rules booklet elaborates on each RANZCR recommendation.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Medical test

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Medical test

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

Pregabalin and gabapentin

Medicine branch

Is pregabalin being prescribed for pain other than neuropathic pain? Is it being used according to guidelines and the best available evidence? Once prescribed, are patients receiving optimal benefit? Providing health professionals with answers to these questions is essential for ensuring accurate diagnosis, appropriate prescribing of neuropathic pain medicines and improved quality of life of patients with neuropathic pain. Read more about pregabalin and gabapentin from the NPS MedicineWise website.

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Medicine or treatment

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk

Medicine or treatment

Benzodiazepines are widely used and one of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in Australia. Dependence on benzodiazepines is more likely to occur with prolonged use and is becoming of increasing concern. Read about benzodiazepine dependence risk on the NPS MedicineWise website.

RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App

Medical test

The RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App features clinical decision rules to help doctors determine if imaging is required for patients.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Medical test

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Urinary tract infections

Medicine branch

The management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is changing, although it can still include antibiotics. Learn more about diagnosis & treatment of UTIs.

Urinary tract infections

Condition or symptom

The management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is changing, although it can still include antibiotics. Learn more about diagnosis & treatment of UTIs.

Stop the Waste

Medicine or treatment

Blood is a precious resource generously donated by volunteers. Learn more about using blood and blood products appropriately to prevent wastage.

RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App

Medical test

The RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App features clinical decision rules to help doctors determine if imaging is required for patients.

RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging iTunes App

Medical test

The RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging iTunes App features clinical decision rules to help doctors determine if imaging is required for patients.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Medical test

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Medical test

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

Ankle and knee imaging resources for clinicians

Medical test

Ankle and knee resources for clinicians, including guidelines, continuing professional development (CPD), and tools, calculators and apps.

Unorthodox techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders

Medicine or treatment

ASCIA has published a position statement on unorthodox techniques for diagnosis and treatment of allergy, asthma and immune disorders.

Anaphylaxis resources

Medicine or treatment

ASCIA has produced an extensive range of resources to assist in the management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Medicine branch

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Condition or symptom

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

Urinary tract infections

Medicine branch

The management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is changing, although it can still include antibiotics. Learn more about diagnosis & treatment of UTIs.

RCPA recommends targeted Vitamin D testing

Medicine branch

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) announced a new position statement on the use and interpretation of vitamin D testing.  

PSA testing for prostate cancer in asymptomatic men

Medicine branch

The NHMRC provides an evidence summary on prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer in asymptomatic men.

Guideline on Pathology testing in the Emergency Department

Medicine branch

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) & Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) provide guidelines for pathology testing in the emergency department.

The prescribing cascade

Medicine branch

A prescribing cascade occurs when a new medicine is prescribed to 'treat' an adverse reaction to another drug in the mistaken belief that a new medical condition requiring treatment has developed. Read about the prescribing cascade on the Australian Prescriber website.

Older, safer, wiser

Medicine branch

The increasing morbidity and disability that accompanies ageing encourages a greater dependence on medicines to cure, slow the progression of, or reduce symptoms of disease. Read about medicines for an ageing population on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk

Medicine branch

Benzodiazepines are widely used and one of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in Australia. Dependence on benzodiazepines is more likely to occur with prolonged use and is becoming of increasing concern. Read about benzodiazepine dependence risk on the NPS MedicineWise website.

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Medicine or treatment

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

Cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Condition or symptom

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) provides guidelines and a calculator for management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.

RANZCR clinical decision rules booklet

Medicine branch

The RANZCR Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations and clinical decision rules booklet elaborates on each RANZCR recommendation.

RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App

Medicine branch

The RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App features clinical decision rules to help doctors determine if imaging is required for patients.

RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging iTunes App

Medicine branch

The RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging iTunes App features clinical decision rules to help doctors determine if imaging is required for patients.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Medicine branch

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Condition or symptom

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Condition or symptom

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) provides guidelines and a calculator for management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.

Proton pump inhibitors

Medicine or treatment

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Condition or symptom

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App

Medical test

The RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App features clinical decision rules to help doctors determine if imaging is required for patients.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Medical test

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

The prescribing cascade

Medical test

A prescribing cascade occurs when a new medicine is prescribed to 'treat' an adverse reaction to another drug in the mistaken belief that a new medical condition requiring treatment has developed. Read about the prescribing cascade on the Australian Prescriber website.

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Medical test

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Older, safer, wiser

Medical test

The increasing morbidity and disability that accompanies ageing encourages a greater dependence on medicines to cure, slow the progression of, or reduce symptoms of disease. Read about medicines for an ageing population on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk

Medical test

Benzodiazepines are widely used and one of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in Australia. Dependence on benzodiazepines is more likely to occur with prolonged use and is becoming of increasing concern. Read about benzodiazepine dependence risk on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Changes to codeine access

Medicine or treatment

Over-the-counter codeine

Medicine or treatment

Benzodiazepine dependence: reduce the risk

Condition or symptom

Benzodiazepines are widely used and one of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in Australia. Dependence on benzodiazepines is more likely to occur with prolonged use and is becoming of increasing concern. Read about benzodiazepine dependence risk on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Condition or symptom

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Medicine or treatment

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

PSA testing for prostate cancer in asymptomatic men

Medical test

The NHMRC provides an evidence summary on prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer in asymptomatic men.

The prescribing cascade

Medicine or treatment

A prescribing cascade occurs when a new medicine is prescribed to 'treat' an adverse reaction to another drug in the mistaken belief that a new medical condition requiring treatment has developed. Read about the prescribing cascade on the Australian Prescriber website.

Older, safer, wiser

Medicine or treatment

The increasing morbidity and disability that accompanies ageing encourages a greater dependence on medicines to cure, slow the progression of, or reduce symptoms of disease. Read about medicines for an ageing population on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Proton pump inhibitors

Medicine or treatment

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

Fatigue: a diagnostic approach

Condition or symptom

Fatigue is often associated with lifestyle, psychosocial and physical causes, or a combination of these. Learn more about diagnosis of fatigue.

Strategies to address distress

Medicine or treatment

RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App

Medical test

The RANZCR Appropriate Use of Medical Imaging Android App features clinical decision rules to help doctors determine if imaging is required for patients.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Medical test

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Proton pump inhibitors

Condition or symptom

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

Urinary tract infections

Medical test

The management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is changing, although it can still include antibiotics. Learn more about diagnosis & treatment of UTIs.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Condition or symptom

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

RCPA recommends targeted Vitamin D testing

Medical test

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) announced a new position statement on the use and interpretation of vitamin D testing.  

Stop the Waste

Medicine or treatment

Blood is a precious resource generously donated by volunteers. Learn more about using blood and blood products appropriately to prevent wastage.

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Medical test

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

Cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Condition or symptom

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) provides guidelines and a calculator for management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.

Proton pump inhibitors

Condition or symptom

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

Cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Condition or symptom

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) provides guidelines and a calculator for management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.

Cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Condition or symptom

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) provides guidelines and a calculator for management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.

Cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Condition or symptom

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) provides guidelines and a calculator for management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.

Infant feeding advice

Condition or symptom

ASCIA provides advice on breastfeeding and introduction of solid foods to infants in order to prevent or minimise development of allergies.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Condition or symptom

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Condition or symptom

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Changes to codeine access

Condition or symptom

Pregabalin and gabapentin

Condition or symptom

Is pregabalin being prescribed for pain other than neuropathic pain? Is it being used according to guidelines and the best available evidence? Once prescribed, are patients receiving optimal benefit? Providing health professionals with answers to these questions is essential for ensuring accurate diagnosis, appropriate prescribing of neuropathic pain medicines and improved quality of life of patients with neuropathic pain. Read more about pregabalin and gabapentin from the NPS MedicineWise website.

Over-the-counter codeine

Condition or symptom

Proton pump inhibitors

Condition or symptom

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are indicated for heartburn, reflux, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and peptic ulcers. Learn more about prescribing PPIs.

The prescribing cascade

Condition or symptom

A prescribing cascade occurs when a new medicine is prescribed to 'treat' an adverse reaction to another drug in the mistaken belief that a new medical condition requiring treatment has developed. Read about the prescribing cascade on the Australian Prescriber website.

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Condition or symptom

Clinical e-audit for GPs - Reflect on your management of 10 patients aged ≥ 75 years old using 5 or more medicines and prescribed an antipsychotic, benzodiazepine or an opioid. Access the clinical e-audit on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Older, safer, wiser

Condition or symptom

The increasing morbidity and disability that accompanies ageing encourages a greater dependence on medicines to cure, slow the progression of, or reduce symptoms of disease. Read about medicines for an ageing population on the NPS MedicineWise website.

PSA testing for prostate cancer in asymptomatic men

Condition or symptom

The NHMRC provides an evidence summary on prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer in asymptomatic men.

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Condition or symptom

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

Guidelines on diagnostic imaging in the Emergency Department

Condition or symptom

Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides guidelines for diagnostic imaging in the emergency department.

Diagnostic imaging respiratory pathways

Condition or symptom

Diagnostic imaging pathways are available for respiratory disorders, including bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, dyspnoea, lung cancer and haemoptysis.

End of life care in the Emergency Department

Condition or symptom

The Emergency Care Institute (ECI) offers resources for health professionals managing patients who are reaching the end of life in the emergency department.

Urinary tract infections

Condition or symptom

The management of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is changing, although it can still include antibiotics. Learn more about diagnosis & treatment of UTIs.

RCPA recommends targeted Vitamin D testing

Condition or symptom

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) announced a new position statement on the use and interpretation of vitamin D testing.