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Tinnitus: supporting patients in primary care

Tinnitus: supporting patients in primary care

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Format

Interactive CPD

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

July 9, 2018

Updated

August 20, 2018

Programme Description

In this interactive activity, Tony Kay and colleagues advise on how GPs and nurses can best provide support for patients with tinnitus.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Explain the possible causes of tinnitus
  • Take an effective history in a patient with tinnitus
  • Perform otoscopic examination of the ears
  • Advise patients on using sound enrichment to manage the condition
  • Signpost to patient help and resources
  • Understand when to refer to ENT or audiology services
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Tony Kay
    Head of audiology services
    Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    UK
    Dr Christopher Dowrick
    Professor of primary medical care, University of Liverpool
    GP, Aintree Park Group Practice
    UK
    Nic Wray
    Communications manager
    British Tinnitus Association
    UK
    Mr Eslam Osman
    Consultant ENT surgeon
    Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    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.

    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