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Examination of a 60-Year-Old Smoker With Shortness of Breath 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 uses a video clip to demonstrate how to carry out a focused, problem-based physical examination on a patient presenting in primary care with worsening breathlessness.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in September 2018.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Decide on an appropriate physical examination of a patient presenting with increasing breathlessness
  • Make a targeted examination based on the history to help establish a diagnosis and exclude obvious serious pathology
  • Explain to the patient the reasons for your examination and obtain informed consent
  • Conduct an appropriate physical examination and explain your findings
  • Discuss further examinations or tests which may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis and exclude other pathology

Chronic breathlessness is one of the most common presenting symptoms in primary care. A number of respiratory, cardiac and other causes may be responsible. In the UK, 1.4 million GP consultations take place annually for COPD alone, a condition which is responsible for around 30,000 deaths per year.


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Complete the introductory session to this module: Introduction to Physical Examination (400-0001)
  • Be working or training in a general practice context
Instructors / Speakers
Simon Ward,
General Practitioner North Nottinghamshire

Dr Ward has been a GP partner for the last 20 years and a trainer and appraiser for seven years. He works as a Selection Centre Assessor for East Midlands Deanery and as Clinical Investigator and Revalidation associate for Nottinghamshire PCT. He is also a RCGP examiner for the CSA and iMAP. Within his Practice he has an interest in Respiratory Medicine.

Delivery
Title
Examination of a 60-Year-Old Smoker With Shortness of Breath course for GPs
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
4.00_08
Access Duration (in months)
12
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