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Peripheral vascular disease: clinical review

Peripheral vascular disease: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

May 11, 2016

Updated

June 16, 2016
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Programme Description

Mr Vish Bhattacharaya reviews the diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease in primary care. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include methods to manage cardiovascular risk for these patients, and optimal therapies to reduce side-effects.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the prevalence and aetiology of peripheral vascular disease
  • Classify at-risk patients according to the Rutherford or Fontaine systems
  • Distinguish between intermittent claudication and non-vascular causes of leg pain
  • Measure ankle brachial pressure index
  • Initiate measures to modify risk factors
  • Evaluate treatment options
  • Consider long-term prognosis
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Mr Vish Bhattacharya
    Consultant general and vascular surgeon
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Gateshead
    and associate clinical lecturer
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle
    Tyne and Wear
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 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
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