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Prescribing Long-Term Steroids 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 emphasises the importance of safe prescribing of steroids and demonstrates how this can be done in practice.

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the side-effects and risks of long-term steroid use
  • Describe the issues around the safe prescribing of steroids and what to do in the event of intercurrent illness
  • Recognise the importance of adequate bone protection in patients on long-term steroids
  • Recognise how the rare (yet serious) Addisonian crisis may present in primary care, and the importance of prompt action

Oral corticosteroids are commonly prescribed in primary care despite the development of steroid-sparing agents.

Side-effects and complications are common, so it is crucial that patients are informed about these and when to take action.


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Instructors / Speakers
Gayathri Rabindra,
Pharmacology degree,
MBBS, MA

Gayathri gained her pharmacology degree from Cambridge University and completed her medical degree at Royal Free and University College Medical School.

She is involved in delivering GPST courses and has has edited and contributed to various titles inclusing Succeeding in the GPST Stage 3 Selection Centre and contributed to Becoming a Doctor: Is Medicine Really the Career for You? She also writes and reviews for Innovait, the RCGP journal for GPs in training.

Delivery
Title
Prescribing Long-Term Steroids course for GPs
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.17b_07
Access Duration (in months)
12
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