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Weakness and hypotension

Weakness and hypotension

Format

Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

April 7, 2016

Updated

June 13, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Tillmann Jacobi describes a case of weakness and hypotension leading to a diagnosis of Addison’s disease. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the role of postural hypotension in Addison’s disease, and the investigations required in its diagnosis.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify postural hypotension
  • Recognise the link between postural hypotension and Addison’s disease
  • Distinguish between vague symptoms with no underlying condition and the signs of Addison’s disease
  • Identify when medication is necessary for syncope
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Tillman Jacobi
    GP
    York
    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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