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Fever in adults - red flag symptoms

Fever in adults - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

January 13, 2017

Updated

January 13, 2017
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Programme Description

Fever in adults can have potentially serious causes, ranging from sepsis to malignancy. Dr Pipin Singh covers the most common scenarios seen by GPs and nurses in primary care, and the red flag symptoms that should prompt an urgent secondary care assessment. Case scenarios are covered in the post-test.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider the broad range of differential diagnoses in adults with fever
  • List key red flag symptoms associated with pyrexia
  • Recall possible causes of pyrexia in adults
  • Ask appropriate questions of patients and examine them
  • Conduct relevant investigations
  • Refer to secondary care where necessary
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Pipin Singh
    GP
    Northumberland
    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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    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
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