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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on chest pain

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on chest pain

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Format

Syllabus

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

April 19, 2017

Updated

July 4, 2017
This module is part of the Essentials learning programme where clinical guidance is translated into everyday practice for GPs.

Programme Description

Dr Ivan Benett and Dr Toni Hazell describe how to implement the updated NICE guidance on chest pain of recent origin. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in your practice when assessing and diagnosing chest pain, and some areas of uncertainty/controversy relating to the guidance.

Guidance: Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis. CG95. Updated November 2016.

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 November 2016 update to NICE guidance on chest pain of recent onset
  • Define typical angina, atypical angina and non-anginal chest pain
  • Assess and refer patients with recent and acute chest pain
  • Know which patients will require a resting ECG
  • Advise patients which investigations will be carried out in secondary care
  • Carry out quality improvement activities relating to chest pain
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Ivan Benett
    GPSI cardiology
    Manchester
    UK

    Dr Toni Hazell
    GP
    London
    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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