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Emergency care learning plan

4.50 credits

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.




Knowledge

Urgent care clinical Q&A

Dr Philip Brown, GP and clinical adviser in urgent care discusses his role and how GPs can develop an interest in urgent care.

0.25 Credits
Expert Perspective

Pre-hospital trauma care

Dr Andrew Webster and Dr Arvind Byka explain what to do when faced with an emergency trauma situation.

0.50 Credits
Expert Perspective

Gastrointestinal bleeding: emergency presentations

Kathryn Oakland provides an overview of the causes and management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding.

0.50 Credits
Patient Case Study

Sepsis case study

Dr Sean Brink describes the case of a 39-year-old man who presented with swelling and pain in his scrotum and penis.

1.00 Credits
Expert Perspective

Choking in adults and children

Dr Anthony Handley provides a quick guide to recognition and management of choking in adults and children.

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Diabetic emergencies and complications in primary care

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.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Managing anaphylaxis during an emergency

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.

0.50 Credits
Expert Perspective

Dermatological emergencies in primary care

Dr Stela Ziaj and Dr Anshoo Sahota provide an overview of dermatological emergencies for primary care physicians.

1.00 Credits