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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on atrial fibrillation

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on atrial fibrillation

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Format

Syllabus

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

March 30, 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 quality standard QS93. Atrial fibrillation. July 2015.

Dr Pipin Singh describes how to implement the NICE quality standard on atrial fibrillation in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance and what to do differently in your practice.

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 2015 NICE quality standard on atrial fibrillation as well as the June 2014 guidance (CG180)
  • Know what to do differently in practice in the light of the NICE guidance
  • Calculate stroke risk using the CHA2DS2-VASc score and bleeding risk using the HAS-BLED score
  • Use a shared decision making tool to help choose the most appropriate anticoagulant for a patient with AF
  • Discuss the risks of different treatment options for AF with patients
  • Know which co-existing health conditions will require discussion with a specialist to decide treatment for AF
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Pipin Singh
    GP
    Northumberland
    United Kingdom

    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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