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Red flag symptoms – Dysphagia


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

INTRODUCTION

This resource covers the potentially serious causes of dysphagia. Key learning points for general practice nurses include identifying infective, obstructive or neurological causes, clinical evaluation and when to refer.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Recognise the common red flag symptoms to look out for in a patient with dysphagia
  • Identify, diagnose and manage the underlying conditions causing these red flags
  • Understand when to make an urgent referral

AUTHOR

Dr Suneeta Kochhar, GP, Bexhill

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.