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Unintentional weight loss - red flag symptoms

Unintentional weight loss - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

April 10, 2014

Updated

July 27, 2016

Programme Description

Dr Pipin Singh summarises the recognition and initial management of unintentional weight loss in primary care, highlighting red flag symptoms that may indicate serious underlying pathology. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include recognising risk indicators and conducting appropriate investigations.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article GPs should be better able to:
  • Recognise which associated symptoms act as risk indicators
  • Ask key questions appropriately
  • Examine the patient and choose which investigations to perform
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Pipin Singh
    GP
    Northumberland
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Sarah Gray
    GP
    Truro
    Cornwall
    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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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