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Acoustic neuroma, Meniere’s disease, tonsillitis and allergic rhinitis are all covered in this learning plan for GPs, nurses and other primary healthcare professionals. The range of topics covered reflects the knowledge and skills that primary healthcare professionals need when advising patients on ear, nose and throat conditions.
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 identified learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed on each module.
Mr Samuel Leong and Mr Ahmed Youssef cover the diagnosis and management of acoustic neuroma. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include possible risk factors, common presenting symptoms such as asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss, and clinical outcomes.
This article by Mr Samuel Leong covers the pathophysiology and diagnosis of Ménière’s disease as well as the role of vestibular rehabilitation in the management. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include conducting a targeted neurological examination, useful investigations, safety advice for patients, and prognosis.
Dr Suneeta Kochhar explains the impact of allergic rhinitis, how to take a careful symptom history, investigations to confirm diagnosis and when to refer.
Dr Yvonne Wren and Dr Debbie Sell provide a practical overview of developmental speech impairment. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to recognise children at risk of developmental speech impairment, and when to refer to speech and language therapy services.
Mr Maurice Hawthorne highlights the causes of tonsillitis, symptoms and management, and differential diagnoses to consider in children and adults. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the evidence base for antibiotic prescribing, the effectiveness of tonsillectomy, and red flags indicating a need for urgent referral.
Professor Kim Ah See and Louise McMurran discuss management of acute otitis media. Educational points for healthcare professionals include when to avoid antibiotic prescriptions and when to offer delayed prescriptions.
In this article Dr Suneeta Kochhar provides an overview of the red flags to look for in a patient with epistaxis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include causes of epistaxis and conducting a clinical assessment.
Significant pathologies that need to be considered when patients present with sore throat is the subject of this activity by Dr Pipin Singh. Key learning points include symptoms that may indicate significant pathology, questions to ask, investigations to conduct and when to refer.