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Guidance update: latest NICE guidance on assessment and management of cirrhosis

Guidance update: latest NICE guidance on assessment and management of cirrhosis

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Format

Syllabus

Time to Complete

1.00 hour

Published

September 15, 2016

Updated

November 4, 2016
This GP clinical guidance update module is part of the MIMS Learning Essentials learning programme. A subscription gives you 12 months access to regular updates on NICE and other clinical guidance to help keep your practice up to date.

Programme Description

Guidance: NICE guidance NG50. Cirrhosis in over 16s: assessment and management. July 2016.

Dr Iain Brew describes how to implement the NICE guidance on cirrhosis in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, which diagnostic tests should be used to assess patients for liver disease, the use of scoring tools to measure prognosis and risk of complications, and the need to refer all patients with a diagnosis of cirrhosis to a specialist in hepatology.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the July 2016 NICE guidance on cirrhosis
  • Know what to do differently in practice in light of the NICE guidance
  • Identify patients who may be at risk of cirrhosis and refer them for diagnostic tests
  • Know which diagnostic tests are most appropriate for which patients
  • Understand how prognosis and risk of complications are measured using the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease and Child-Pugh scores
  • Know when to refer patients to a specialist in hepatology
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Iain Brew
    GPSI substance misuse and hepatitis C
    Leeds
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour 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.

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