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89323 - Cerebral aneurysms and subarachnoid haemorrhage: avoiding the diagnostic pitfalls. Feb 2017.

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Online learning module based around an original peer-reviewed article focusing on the diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), especially low volume SAH that may not present with typical symptoms, but requires urgent investigation

Relevance to General Practice

- Headache, a common presentation in primary care, can occasionally be a symptom of a neurological condition requiring urgent neurosurgical treatment. 
- While patients presenting with sudden severe ‘thunderclap’ headache, with or without associated indicative symptoms clearly need immediate investigation for probable subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), patients with atypical or mild symptoms of SAH are more difficult to diagnose. 
- Patients with less typical symptoms may have a low volume SAH not detectable on CT but warranting further investigations. These investigations are not without risk so significant decisions must be made. 
- The critical issue is the diagnosis of the haemorrhage itself as a missed haemorrhage can have devastating effects for the patient.

Learning outcomes
  • Summarise the epidemiology of cerebral aneurysms
  • Initiate the immediate management of a patient with a ruptured aneurysm
  • Manage a patient with an incidental unruptured aneurysm
  • Implement strategies to reduce the risk of missed diagnoses of ruptured cerebral aneurysms
  • Delivery
    Title
    89323 - Cerebral aneurysms and subarachnoid haemorrhage: avoiding the diagnostic pitfalls. Feb 2017.
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    24-Feb-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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