Key questions on vaginal discharge

Dr Olwen Jones on whether self-taken genital swabs are acceptable in teenagers, speculum examinations in pregnancy and treating recurrent thrush

1.5 CPD hours

Clinical casebook: hypertension

Consultant cardiologist Dr Angus Nightingale and clinical research fellow Dr Thomas Hinton on blood pressure monitoring, contraindications to general anaesthesia and what blood pressure targets GPs should be aiming for.

1 CPD hour
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Recognising and referring signs of sepsis

Dr Simon Stockley advises on key warning signs for sepsis and referring cases to secondary care

1 CPD hour

Advances in atrial fibrillation: a video module

Module summary
Cardiology GPSI Dr Andreas Wolff's concise update on recent developments in AF management, including AF risk scoring, how the new direct thrombin inhibitors compare to warfarin and rate versus rhythym control
Learning objectives

This module is a concise update on the latest in the management of atrial fibrillation including:

  • AF and the risk of stroke
  • A comparison of outcomes in AF stroke and stroke of other causes
  • The latest on risk assessment using CHADS2 and CHA2DS2VASc 
  • Assessing bleeding risk using HAS-BLED
  • A comparison of warfarin with the new direct thrombin inhibitors such as dabiagtran
  • Rhythym versus rate control and strategies for both.

Dr Wolff gave this talk at Pulse Live which took place in May 2013.

The powerpoint slides will cycle through automatically as the video plays, but if you are interested in a particular aspect of the presentation, use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen to navigate through the slides, simply click on the slide you are interested in and you will be taken to the relevant part of the video.

After viewing the video, you will complete a multiple-choice assessment to test the knowledge you have gained. You will then have the opportunity to record your personal learning points and claim your CPD credits, which will be recorded on a certificate stored automatically in your Pulse Learning CPD log.

Expert speaker
Dr Andreas Wolff is a GP in Darlington and a GPSI in cardiology at the Westcliffe Cardiology Service in Shipley. He is the primary care clinical lead for the North of England Cardiovascular Network and steering group memberof the Cardiovascular General Practitioners Forum. In addition he is a member of the medical advisory board of the Atrial Fibrillation Association.
Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
pertinent points discussed a very good refresher
Maitram Tran
Zakir Ahmed
Very good, thank you
Gillian Clark
Jake Winning
Andrew Mortimer