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Other Gastroenterology modules
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Interpreting LFTs (1 CPD hour)
Altered LFTs – what to do? (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
Constipation in children
This interactive case-based learning module is based on typical GP case studies and will update you on recent developments surrounding GP diagnosis, investigation and management of constipation in children.
To improve your understanding of:
- The importance of recognising constipation in children
- Diagnosing idiopathic constipation and excluding red flags
- Early treatment with laxative therapy
- Disimpaction and maintenance regimens
- Referral recommendations
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.
This module –developed by Pulse Learning’s team of medical writers and editors and peer reviewed by our GP advisers – was first published in October 2011. In May 2015 it was reviewed and updated by Dr Jamie Dalrymple, GPSI in gastroenterology and chair of the Primary Care Gastroenterology Society.