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ENT learning plan

9.25 credits

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.




Clinical Review

Acoustic neuroma: clinical review

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.

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Meniere's disease: clinical review

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.

1.50 Credits
Clinical Review

Acute otitis externa: clinical review

This article covers the diagnosis and management of acute otitis externa and proposes a grading system to determine severity.

1.50 Credits
Knowledge

Nose problems: illustrated

Nose problems including epistaxis, polyps, carcinoma and septal perforation are highlighted in this activity.

0.25 Credits
Knowledge

Allergic rhinitis: diagnosis and management

Dr Suneeta Kochhar explains the impact of allergic rhinitis, how to take a careful symptom history, investigations to confirm diagnosis and when to refer.

1.00 Credits
Expert Perspective

Developmental speech impairment

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.

1.00 Credits
Expert Perspective

Tonsillitis in children and adults

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.

1.00 Credits
Expert Perspective

Acute otitis media in children

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.

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Epistaxis - red flag symptoms

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.

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Pharyngitis - red flag symptoms

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.

0.50 Credits