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Diagnosis and Management of Gout 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 covers the diagnosis and management of gout, and how to differentiate gout from other acute arthropathies, including septic arthritis. It also covers treatments for both acute and chronic gout.

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe how gout commonly presents, including sites that are commonly affected
  • Differentiate gout from other acute arthropathies, including septic arthritis, and recognise the limitations of blood tests in acute gout
  • List the common medications that may reduce hyperuricaemia
  • Identify effective treatments for both acute and chronic gout
  • Prescribe dietary and lifestyle advice for people with gout

Gout is derived from the Latin word 'gutta', meaning 'a drop', and reflects the belief that the condition was caused by fluid dropping into a weakened joint. The condition used to be known as the disease of kings and aristocracy.


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Instructors / Speakers
Samer Ghazawy,
GP, Hereford

Samer works as a GP Principal in Hereford and is responsible for in-house ophthalmology, diabetes care and minor surgery.

His previous experience includes time in general medicine and ophthalmology, as well as general practice. He has achieved the diplomas of Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Ophthalmology) and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Sam lives in rural Herefordshire and, when not working, enjoys walks in the country and is looking forward to life as a part-time smallholder.

Delivery
Title
Diagnosis and Management of Gout course for GPs
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.17b_10
Access Duration (in months)
12
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