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Fibromyalgia: patient case study

Fibromyalgia: patient case study

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Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

December 13, 2017

Updated

December 13, 2017

Programme Description

Fibromyalgia often presents in primary care with non-specific symptoms and so can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Dr Hannah Jethwa presents a patient case study and discusses clinical history, physical examination, treatment options in primary care and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Conduct a focused examination of skin, muscles and joints
  • Identify red flag symptoms that should trigger further investigation
  • Describe when imaging of joints or muscles would be warranted
  • Explain treatment options including tricyclic antidepressants and CBT
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Hannah Jethwa
    SpR rheumatology
    North West London Healthcare NHS Trust
    UK

    Test author
    MIMS Learning Editor
    Twickenham
    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.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    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
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required