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Persistent cough - red flag symptoms

Persistent cough - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

June 30, 2015

Updated

June 30, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Pipin Singh covers the possible red flag symptoms that may indicate a more serious cause for persistent cough. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include signposting to smoking cessation services where appropriate, taking an occupational history, and when to refer to secondary care for more detailed imaging.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • List possible causes of persistent cough
  • Undertake a thorough assessment
  • Conduct appropriate investigations
  • Recognise when to refer patients
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Pipin Singh
    GP
    Northumberland
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Pipin Singh
    GP
    Northumberland
    United Kingdom

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    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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