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Other Respiratory medicine modules
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Cough, wheeze and asthma in children: a video module (1 CPD hour)
Top five updates in COPD (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
Antibiotics and polypharmacy
GP and prescribing lead Dr Martin Duerden offers his advice on saying ‘no’ to an antibiotics request, while Dr Rupert Payne, GP and specialist in clinical pharmacology, advises on three cases of polypharmacy.
This module combines the two common prescription-related subjects of polypharmacy and reducing antibiotic prescriptions into one module, updating your knowledge on such topics as:
- How to encourage self-reliance in patients
- Resisting an antibiotic request by implementing ‘delayed prescribing’
- Watching out for interactions when escalating treatment
- Being wary of prescribing errors
Dr Martin Duerden is a GP, clinical adviser on prescribing for the RCGP, and clinical senior lecturer at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Bangor University.
• Competing interests: Dr Duerden is a member of the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP – see grip-initiative.org). This is a group of healthcare professionals from around the world who are striving to reduce antibiotic prescribing. The group receives funding from and is supported by RB (Reckitt Benckiser), but does not promote specific products
Dr Rupert Payne is a GP and NIHR clinical lecturer in general practice in Cambridge, trained in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics