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Red flag symptoms – Diarrhoea


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This module describes the red flag symptoms that indicate potentially serious causes of diarrhoea in adults. Key learning points for general practice nurses include identifying causes of acute or chronic diarrhoea, questions to ask and when to refer.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this resource you should be better able to:

  • Ensure that you consider potentially serious causes of diarrhoea
  • Conduct an appropriate examination
  • Undertake basic investigations as needed
  • Refer appropriately to secondary care

AUTHOR

Dr Pipin Singh, GP, Northumberland

This resource is provided at a basic level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.