Avant CPD Portal is Avant’s on-demand portal to a suite of eLearning courses, past webinar recordings, videos, and other material offering a flexibly delivered, doctor-centred approach to medico-legal risk education.
The relationship between a doctor and patient is at the core of a clinical consultation. An optimal relationship is characterised by mutual respect, open communication and co-operation in achieving the best possible outcomes for the patient. This module aims to refresh skills to assist the medical practitioner during a consultation with a difficult patient.
This module aims to refresh communication skills that may assist the medical practitioner to gather appropriate and useful diagnostic information during a consultation.
This course provides an overview of the Open Disclosure framework including types of clinical incidents, and clinician and organisational responses to incidents. Included are practical tips on how to apply the framework in your clinical setting, acknowledging that effective open disclosure is a key component in meeting professional obligations around quality and safety.
Medicine-related errors are the most common errors in medical practice and can frequently result in legal claims. Prescribing medicines carries an inherent risk to both the person being prescribed the medicine and the health professional doing the prescribing. This eLearning course explores the ethical and medicolegal implications of prescribing medicines and outlines ways you can reduce your risk.
As a benefit to members, medico-legal expertise is available 24/7 in emergencies through our Medico-legal Advisory Service telephone advice line. One of the most common types of calls we receive is about how to respond to requests for information for use in legal proceedings or for a medico-legal purpose. Many doctors are uncertain about how to respond to these requests. As this handbook will make clear, there are different obligations and requirements for different types of medico-legal information requests.
Innovation in medical technology and surgical techniques can bring benefits and improve people’s lives. This webinar recorded on 4 November explores the medico-legal issues around the introduction of new technologies and techniques.
Recorded on Wednesday 1st July 2015.
This webinar explores the issues for international medical graduates who are working within the Australian healthcare system.
Recorded on 7 October this webinar explores some of the issues to consider when ordering screening tests. Amongst the issues discussed are the follow-up process, the impact of false positive or negative results and cost