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Breathlessness - red flag symptoms

Breathlessness - red flag symptoms


Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


July 11, 2016


July 11, 2016
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Programme Description

In this free module, Dr Tillmann Jacobi highlights the red flags that you should be aware of in patients presenting with breathlessness and considers possible causes and when to refer. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to take a comprehensive history, reassuring the patient and useful investigations.

This module is one of a selection available to all registered MIMS Learning users for free. To access the full range of MIMS Learning modules, subscribe to become a MIMS Learning member today.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise possible abnormal changes in breathing
  • Identify, diagnose and refer possible serious cases of breathlessness
  • Understand when to make an urgent referral
  • Readers' comments

    `Very useful, clear and concise.'

    `Helped with my approach to patients with breathlessness.’

    `This is very good it makes you think.’


    Activity author
    Dr Tillmann Jacobi
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.


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