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Red flag symptoms – Breathlessness


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

INTRODUCTION

This resource focuses on the red flags that you should be aware of in patients presenting with breathlessness, and considers possible causes and when to refer. Key learning points for general practice nurses include how to take a comprehensive history, reassuring the patient, and useful investigations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Recognise possible abnormal changes in breathing
  • Identify, diagnose and refer possible serious cases of breathlessness
  • Understand when to make an urgent referral

AUTHOR

Dr Tillmann Jacobi, GP, York

This resource is provided at an intermediate 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.