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Back Pain with Red Flags course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session discusses the common causes of serious pathology in back pain and the red flags that patients present with that would increase your clinical suspicion. Common signs and symptoms are presented.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in January 2020.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Recognise back pain due to serious spinal pathology (red flags)
  • State the symptoms suggestive of serious spinal pathology
  • Refer patients with red flags appropriately to secondary care colleagues
  • Describe the use of imaging modalities available in a patient presenting with one or more red flags

This session starts with an overview of the concept of red flags in general. It then moves on to look at the common red flags in various age groups, using case histories.


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Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the anatomy of the spine
  • Be able to perform a proficient examination of the thoracic and lumbar spine
Instructors / Speakers
Jon Greenwell,
General Practitioner with special Interest in musculoskeletal disorders

Dr Jon Greenwell is a General Practitioner in Bradford and Airedale, as well as an NHS Musculoskeletal Medicine doctor, and Chief Medical Officer with British Triathlon.

Jon is also the Clinical Director of sports medicine courses at the University of Leeds.

Delivery
Title
Back Pain with Red Flags course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Pain management
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.20_02
Access Duration (in months)
12
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8 Course(s)
12 Month(s)
$990.00
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