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Headache - red flag symptoms

Headache - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

February 4, 2015

Updated

February 4, 2015

Programme Description

Dr Suneeta Kochhar provides an overview of red flag symptoms in patients presenting with headaches. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include assessing the location of the headache, its onset, severity, duration, and exacerbating and relieving factors, when to arrange investigations and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise the common red flag symptoms to look out for in a patient with headaches
  • Identify, diagnose and manage the underlying conditions causing these red flags
  • Understand when to make an urgent referral
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    GP
    Bexhill
    East Sussex
    UK

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    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 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.

    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
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