This week from BMJ Learning: A 70 year old woman with heart failure has just been discharged after her fourth hospital admission in three months. She is tolerating her medication, which includes maximum doses of an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, a beta blocker, spironolactone, and digoxin, and she still seems to be getting some benefit from them. Her husband is worried about her and mentions that she seems low in spirits. What might be going on? And what should you do? If you are not sure, then this module will help. Palliative care in non-malignant disease
PLUS some of the popular modules on rheumatology. They give an important update on a range of common dilemmas.
Rheumatoid arthritis: an update on management – in association with NICE
Osteoarthritis: a guide to management in adults – in association with NICE
Acute back pain: an up to date guide
Chronic back pain: an update on diagnosis and treatment
Giant cell arteritis: diagnosis and treatment
Tip of the week: Attend the BMJ Masterclass in Rheumatology for a full update in the latest clinical developments in rheumatic diseases. Taking place Friday 22nd November in London, this masterclass is suitable for all physicians and GPs with a specialty interest
This report highlights the need for all NHS staff to be given good advice about back pain. It finds that musculoskeletal problems such as back pain account for 40% of sickness absence amongst NHS staff and costs approximately £400 million per year.
Back pain management: Occupational health practice in the NHS in England A national clinical audit–round 2
J Smedley, S Williams, P D’Arcy, M Roughton… – 2012
East Cheshire Trust was a participant in this audit.
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