Recurrent abdominal pain in children

26th November 2021RACGP: 2 pointsACRRM: 1 hours
  • Most cases of recurrent abdominal pain in children are due to functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs).
  • Negative tests are not reassuring in most cases and can drive further anxiety and symptoms.
  • Diagnoses are based on symptoms; an early diagnosis while awaiting investigations is associated with a prompter resolution of symptoms.
  • Approach management from a biopsychosocial perspective.

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Clinical Audit

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Lipids at large: a clinical audit

2nd March 2021RACGP: 40 pointsACRRM: 6 hours

Keeping LDL-C levels lower throughout life can help substantially reduce CVD risk.1 GPs play an essential role in identifying patients at risk of CVD and managing their treatment.2 This includes prescribing lipid-lowering medicines for people at high risk of CVD.3 Although for most patients, elevated lipids can be assessed and managed effectively by GPs, there are some groups of patients who may benefit from referral to a specialist.4 These include patients whose total cholesterol is more than 7.5mmol/L, patients who fail to show an effective response to second-line treatment and those with familial hypercholesterolaemia.4

Self-directed CPD

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