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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 bariatric surgery
This module will update you on bariatric surgery, including:
- Referral criteria
- Short- and long-term problems that can occur after surgery
- Which medications patients are typically prescribed following surgery
- What follow-up patients are entitled to on the NHS if they have a procedure overseas
Mr Richard Welbourn is a consultant surgeon in Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset, and chair of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry committee. He is also surgical lead in the By-Band-Sleeve RCT, and was a member of the development group for the NICE obesity guidance CG189.