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Other Cardiovascular modules
Advances in atrial fibrillation: a video module (1 CPD hour)
Challenges in obesity (1.5 CPD hours)
Six o'clock blood result - very low haemoglobin (1 CPD hour)
Dr Olwen Jones on whether self-taken genital swabs are acceptable in teenagers, speculum examinations in pregnancy and treating recurrent thrush
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.
Dr Simon Stockley advises on key warning signs for sepsis and referring cases 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.