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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

July 11, 2016

Updated

July 11, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Pinki Munot and Dr Sophia Varadkar summarise how to diagnose and manage cerebral palsy. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the recognition of signs in infants that are suggestive of cerebral palsy, and how to monitor these patients for complications.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify aetiology and risk factors for cerebral palsy
  • Understand the classification of CP by predominant motor abnormality and its distribution
  • Recognise signs indicating cerebral palsy in infancy
  • Monitor children with cerebral palsy for complications
  • Understand the impact of comorbidities on patients
  • Consider signs suggestive of an alternative diagnosis of a genetic or neurometabolic disorder
  • Reflect on management options
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Pinki Munot
    Consultant paediatric neurologist
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
    London
    UK

    Dr Sophia Varadkar
    Consultant paediatric neurologist
    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
    London
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    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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