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`I've got this rash': identifying rashes in primary care

`I've got this rash': identifying rashes in primary care

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Time to Complete

1 hour


January 23, 2017


December 1, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Elizabeth Ogden outlines steps to take for successful identification, including history-taking, assessing severity and distribution, morphology, blistering, colour and configuration. The presentation highlights red flag symptoms of severe conditions including meningitis.

This module, based on a presentation at MIMS Clinical Update 2016, is delivered in an audiovisual format. You can play the presentation at a time to suit you, pause and continue as needed. A CPD certificate is awarded for completing this module.

NB: Patient images presented at the conference are not available in this presentation

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recall the steps involved in approaching a presentation of rash
  • Reflect on common and less common conditions
  • Identify distribution patterns involved in different types of rash
  • Assess the form of individual skin lesions
  • Consider the possibility of drug eruptions
  • Recall red flag symptoms of severe conditions
  • Faculty

    Expert speaker
    Dr Elizabeth Ogden
    Associate specialist in dermatology
    The Lister Hospital

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    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.


    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