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MANAGEMENT OF CELLULITIS ASSOCIATED WITH ACTIVE ULCERATION IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETIC FOOT DISEASE

Over the last 12 months POAC claims have been made in seven cases where IV antibiotics were administered to patients with active diabetic foot ulceration who have then required hospital admission.  Five of these admissions resulted in amputation. POAC aligns its funding...
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Peak Respiratory Bodies recommend the use of spacers rather than nebulisers during the SARS CoV-2 pandemic

Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Since its identification in December 2019, COVID-19 has spread internationally and was declared a Public Health Emerg...
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Outpatient INR monitoring for patients receiving warfarin during COVID-19 pandemic.

Outpatient INR monitoring for patients receiving warfarin during COVID-19 pandemic. The need for regular INR testing among patients receiving warfarin to achieve safe anticoagulation is difficult during this time of “social distancing” to minimise the risk of spreading t...
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COVID-19 FUNDING

March 23, 2020
The e-Notification via Care Connect should be used to submit all Covid-19 notifications to Auckland Regional Public Health Service.     Reimbursement for activity is based on the patient paying no co-payment and is to be applied regardless ...
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In light of the current COVID – 19 pandemic POAC would like to take the opportunity to reinforce the POAC funding policy for CXR in Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). In accordance with the Auckland Regional HealthPathway for Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults Chest X...
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The ultrasound DVT pathway has been updated to include a stat dose of 15mg oral Rivaroxaban where there is a delay >6 hours to ultrasound. This is an alternative to administering Clexane. Ensure to check contraindications and cautions - see link here for the Ultrasou...
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POAC only funds dehydration cases for moderate dehydration with vomiting and must include a trial antiemetic and oral fluids for all patients presenting with moderate dehydration in primary care. After 60mins, reassess and if insufficient response then give IV fluids + antie...
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This new pathway provides guidance on the likely causes of toothache by type of pain and options for pain relief.  In addition it discusses the limited role of oral antibiotics, which antibiotics to use, and that intravenous antibiotics are not indicated for dental absc...
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A trial oral Fluclox 1g QID unless : symptomatic PVD, symptomatic venous insufficiency or BMI >40 for all patients presenting with cellulitis in primary care Discuss all cases for consideration of IVs without a trial of oral antibiotics with the Infectious Diseases team u...
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