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Other Cardiovascular modules
Advances in atrial fibrillation: a video module (1 CPD hour)
Six o'clock blood result - very low haemoglobin (1 CPD hour)
Six o'clock blood result - low white cell counts (1 CPD hour)
Dr Jessica Garner, clinical fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology and Miss Maryam Parisaei, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, on investigating rash in pregnant women, managing chicken pox in pregnancy and travel advice for zika virus.
Dr John Dean, consultant cardiologist, on identifying patients with AF, personalised care and manging patients who are persistently unwell despite treatment
Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Mr Ramu Muniraju with cases on posterior vitreous detachment, diabetic retinopathy and when to refer urgently to secondary care
Guideline debrief: atrial fibrillation
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.
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.