Latest learning modules from BMJ Learning





BMJ Learning set this scenario:

You see a 40 year old woman with a two day history of left knee pain. She is unable to stand on the left leg due to this. Her knee is warm, swollen, and tender on examination. What is the most likely diagnosis? And what would you do? If you would like to learn more about this topic, then click on the link to complete this module today.

Knee pain in rheumatology

Additional emergency medicine for you to complete. They give an important update on a range of common dilemmas. 

Chest pain of recent origin – assessment and diagnosis: in association with NICE

Early management of adults with an uncomplicated first generalised seizure 

Epilepsy – in association with NICE

Prevention of Falls Network (ProFouND)

The Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) is a new EC funded initiative dedicated to bring about the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe.

ProFouND comprises 21 partners from 12 countries, associate members from a further 10 countries. ProFouND aims to influence policy to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes amongst health and social care authorities, the commercial sector, NGOs and the general public so as to facilitate communities of interest and disseminate the work of the network to target groups across EU.

More specifically ProFouND’s objective is to embed evidence based fall prevention programmes for elderly people at risk of falls by using novel ICT and effective training programmes in at least 10 countries/15 regions by 2015 so as to facilitate widespread implementation. ProFouND will achieve this in three main ways.

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BMJ Learning Modules: May

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Sexual health: postnatal and emergency contraception in women 

There are popular modules in cardiology available too.

Chronic heart failure: a guide to management – in association with NICE

Chest pain – assessment and diagnosis: in association with NICE

Antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis – in association with NICE

Peripheral arterial disease: an update on management

Prescribing antihypertensives: what the patient is thinking

News from NHS Networks

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has released a multimedia package of social media guidance for pharmacists.
Doctors and nurses are to get better information about patients so people get safer care thanks to a new £260 million NHS technology fund, announced by NHS England today.
Department of Health request to NHS England on long-term conditions.
This guide aims to enable people who want to die at home to do so while improving the quality of care they receive.

Moving care in the community

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Moving care to the community: an international perspective
Moving care out of hospitals and into the community has been a UK wide priority for over a decade; however despite the government’s commitment to invest in the community, there is a mismatch between reality and rhetoric. This report sets out the current policies and initiative in the above-mentioned countries to move care closer to home; outlines the impact of these reforms on the nursing workforce; and offers recommendations for key stakeholders in the UK.