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This learning plan covers emergency care situations that GPs and other healthcare professionals may encounter in primary care, including pre-hospital trauma care, gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis, choking, anaphylaxis and diabetic emergencies. Each educational activity provides key learning points and a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to meet your learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed on each module.
Dr Pipin Singh outlines the presentation and management of emergencies and complications arising from diabetes in primary care. Key learning points include the management of hypoglycaemia, implementing sick day rules and identifying acute hyperglycaemia.
In this article, updated in 2018, Dr Adam Fox and Dr Siân Ludman outline the steps that need to be taken to manage anaphylaxis successfully. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include distinguishing between an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis, identifying the underlying cause and the importance of post treatment.