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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.
Author
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
27/01/2017
Module due for review
27/01/2019
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
Mukthar Ahmad
11.05.2017.
Good overview of NICE guidance
Paul Thomas Manjooran
07.05.2017.
Practical summary of the low back pain and sciatica NICE Guideline update.
Nadaraja Navaneetharaja
24.04.2017.
good
Diane De Clercq Moni
09.05.2017.
Good
Usama Shahid
22.04.2017.