Red Flags in clinical practice
Course overview / structure
This 1-day course will cover the major Red flags of health that you may encounter in your clinical practice.
What will I learn?
you will learn what these are by system area, when and how to refer patients to more appropriate care. This will enable you to become a safer practitioner in your clinic.
How to prioritise the referral of patients with Red Flag signs and symptoms on to appropriate qualified medical care.
That red flags will fall into three categories; non urgent, high priority and urgent, these categories reflect the three ways a patient can access a medical consultation in the U.K.
How to communicate in writing with other medical professionals, and what Information to include when referring a patient to a medical practitioner
You will cover the four broad reasons referrals may be necessary:
To enable the patient to have access to medical treatment which will benefit their condition
For investigations to exclude the possibility of serious disease
For investigations to confirm a diagnosis and help guide your treatment
For access to advice on the management of a complex condition
Throughout the day you will cover the following red flag areas:
Cardiovascular system: hypertension, angina, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia’s. DVTs
Respiratory system: throat and mouth cancer, lung cancer pulmonary embolisms COPD / emphysema
Hepatic system: cirrhosis, cancer, gall stones
Neurological system: brain haemorrhage, stroke, tumours, headaches, raised intracranial pressure
Digestive system: Mouth, oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, small and large intestine
Reproductive system: testicles, breast, menstruation, std’s
Endocrine system: thyroid gland, diabetes
Blood: leukaemia, lymphoma, anaemia
Renal system: kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra
Bones, joints, dislocations, ruptured and detached ligaments and muscles
How many hours CPD? / course times
The day will run from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. so is valid for 7 hours CPD
Who is the course for? / attendance requirement
This course is for practicing or student acupuncturists, herbalists, osteopaths, chiropractors, masseurs, nutritionists, naturopaths, etc. and other qualified health care practitioners with a desire to become safer in clinical practice.
Is the course assessed / qualification