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Neuropathic pain: clinical review

Neuropathic pain: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

2.5 hours

Published

April 2, 2015

Updated

April 2, 2015

Programme Description

In this article Dr Louise Lynch reviews the clinical features, investigations and management of neuropathic pain. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include Baron's classification of neuropathic pain, NICE recommendations and new treatments.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the healthcare professional should be able to:
  • Explain animal models that demonstrate the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain
  • Make a clinical diagnosis of neuropathic pain
  • Treat neuropathic pain and be aware of new developments in the treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Louise Lynch
    Consultant in chronic pain management
    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 2.5 learning credits (2.5 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. This activity is offered at no cost.

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    • 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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