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Other Cardiovascular modules
Advances in atrial fibrillation: a video module (1 CPD hour)
Guideline debrief: atrial fibrillation (2 CPD hours)
Challenges in obesity (1.5 CPD hours)
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
Key questions on anticoagulation
Dr Matt Fay, GPSI in cardiology, answers questions from GP Dr Mandy Fry on heparin, the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and when to stop anticoagulation.
This module will update your knowledge on the issues regarding anticoagulation, such as:
- When a NOAC should be chosen over warfarin
- The use of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)
- How often NOACs should be monitored
- Patients on warfarin consuming alcohol
Dr Matt Fay is a GPSI in cardiology in Bradford.
Dr Mandy Fry is a GP in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.