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Transient ischaemic attack: clinical review


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

INTRODUCTION

This resource examines the diagnosis and management of transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Key learning points for general practice nurses include symptoms and signs such as unilateral weakness or numbness, speech disturbance and visual defects, the ABCD2 score and prognosis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module the general practice nurse should be better able to:

  • Understand of the epidemiology of TIA
  • Assess a patient to make an appropriate referral
  • Understand the current management of TIA

AUTHORS

Dr Oenone Poole-Wilson and Professor Anthony Rudd,, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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.