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Tingling - red flag symptoms

Tingling - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

May 7, 2014

Updated

May 27, 2016

Programme Description

Dr Tillmann Jacobi discusses red flag symptoms in patients with tingling, and considers how a good history including onset, lifestyle factors and medications can help identify the cause. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to conduct a pragmatic neurological examination, possible investigations and when to refer. Updated in 2016.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Take a thorough history including onset, timeline and any variability of the symptoms
  • Determine the possible cause, including simple mechanical conditions or more serious neurological problems
  • Understand when to refer and which speciality to refer to
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Tillmann Jacobi
    GP
    York
    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 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. This activity is offered at no cost.

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