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Case-Based Learning

Guideline debrief: atrial fibrillation

Module summary

This interactive, case-based learning module covers the GP-relevant sections of the June 2014 NICE guidance on the management of atrial fibrillation using three typical primary care case histories.

Learning objectives

To improve your understanding of the NICE guidance on Atrial Fibrillation, including:

  • Diagnosing atrial fibrillation
  • Personalised packages of care
  • Assessment of stroke and bleeding risk
  • Intervention to reduce stroke risk
  • Assessment of vitamin K antagonist control (warfarin)
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological rate and rhythm control
  • Ongoing assessment

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

You don't have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse Learning CPD log.


Dr Matthew Fay is a GP in Shipley, West Yorkshire. He is an advisor to several patient groups in the area of atrial fibrillation including the AF Association. He was a member of the guideline development group that produced the NICE guidelines for atrial fibrillation.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
2 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
4 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Excellent module - comprehensive coverage of all aspects of atrial fibrillation.
Nityananda Hatikakoty
It is interesting and informative.
James Searson
Martin Holt
Carolyn Papenfus
Clare Hughes