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Loss of consciousness - red flag symptoms

Loss of consciousness - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


April 15, 2015


August 12, 2016

Programme Description

In this article Dr Pipin Singh explains how to elucidate if there is a sinister cause to loss of consciousness. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include red flags, appropriate investigations and when to refer. Reviewed and updated in 2016.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the healthcare professional should be able to:
  • List the red flag symptoms associated with the loss of consciousness
  • Investigate the symptom with history and examination
  • Refer patients appropriately to secondary care for further investigations as necessary
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Pipin Singh
    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 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 uploaded to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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