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Neck pain - red flag symptoms

Neck pain - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

January 3, 2017

Updated

January 13, 2017
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Programme Description

This red flags article explains the signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients presenting with neck pain. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include red flag symptoms, history and investigations, possible causes and management.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • List red flag symptoms in neck pain
  • Consider possible causes
  • Take a history
  • Conduct an examination
  • Refer urgently where appropriate
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Adel Baluch
    Portfolio 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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