Coronavirus (1043) BMJ Learning: Investigating and managing long COVID

23 October, 2020

From our colleagues at BMJ. This course is free and can be accessed here: https://new-learning.bmj.com/course/10065230

I have briefly looked at the content and I think this has global value, but note that UK guidance is referred to and guidance may not be the same in other countries.

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There is emerging evidence that COVID-19 patients may experience persistent or recurring symptoms and you may be seeing a number of patients who are concerned about this.

Post-acute COVID-19 (also referred to as “long COVID”) has been described as delayed recovery extending beyond three weeks from the onset of first symptoms.

Our clinical pointers course on COVID-19 in primary care has a practical section on the complications of COVID-19 and post-discharge care which has been written specifically for GPs.

Who is this course for?

GPs

GP trainees

After completing this module you should understand:

- When and how to consult remotely and face to face during the COVID-19 pandemic

- Key clinical features and complications of COVID-19 in primary care, and how to manage them

- How to prioritise ongoing clinical care in general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

- The role of general practitioners in identifying and advising shielded patients

- The importance of working safely in primary care during the pandemic, including appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and consideration of the wellbeing of GPs and other practice staff.

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Best wishes, Neil

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