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Case-Based Learning

Guideline debrief: low back pain and sciatica

Module summary

This case-based module will guide you through the latest NICE guideline on the diagnosis and management of low back pain and sciatica 

Learning objectives

To update you on:

  1. The red flag symptoms that may indicate a sinister cause for back pain
  2. Risk stratification in patients with back pain
  3. How to manage back pain depending on the results of risk stratification
  4. Which analgesia to use first line
  5. Which secondary care treatments are recommended by NICE.
This module has been developed by Pulse Learning’s team of GP writers and editors, and peer reviewed by our GP advisers
Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Informative and to-the-point.
Jerry McElligott
David Metson
short concise, perfect
Matt Bulkeley
Very good
Jennifer Thornhill
Very useful update
Senu Hundeyin