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Key questions on out of hours and emergency care

Module summary
GPs and out-of-hours doctors Dr Riaz Jetha and Dr Kishor Vasant answer questions from Dr Melanie Wynne Jones on triaging, out-of-hours emergencies and prescription requests.
Learning objectives

This module will bring you up to date on out of hours and emergency care, including: 

  • Telephone triage
  • Dealing with life-threatening situations
  • Abnormal blood results
  • Managing ill children
Author

Dr Riaz Jetha and Dr Kishor Vasant are out-of-hours GPs in south London, who both are board directors at South East London Doctors’ Co-operative (SELDOC).

Dr Melanie Wynne Jones is a GP in Cheshire

Date module published
21/11/2016
Module due for review
21/11/2018
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Gives a general overview and some helpful tips
Julian Greaves
18.05.2017.
From my extensive OOH experience, I feel that he module was inaccurate as in real life this would not be the correct path to take. For example, unless you fail to make contact with a hyperkalaemic patient, there would be little to no value in a home visit as they need to be managed, and therefore admitted directly to secondary care.
Rachel Ford
15.05.2017.
Good
Michael Sissons
20.04.2017.
would have liked more about seeing pts at home
Annmarie Ganesh
01.04.2017.
Probably would have had higher mark if not doing whilst at work but good practice when quiet periods at work for reflection and learning
Christine May Carter
19.04.2017.