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Hospital presentations: loin pain
A case based module for medical trainees with tips on how to assess a patient who presents acutely with loin pain or renal colic, reach the right diagnosis, interpret investigations and start appropriate initial management
This module forms part of the following courses:
After completing this module, you should have the knowledge and confidence to:
- List the common and serious causes of loin pain and renal colic and outline common accompanying symptoms
- Outline indications and contraindications for an urgent intravenous urogram (IVU) or computed tomography (CT) scan of the kidneys, ureter, and bladder (CT KUB)
- Perform full examination to elicit signs of renal pathology
- Order, interpret, and act on initial investigations: blood tests, urinalysis, urine culture and microscopy, radiographs, ultrasound
- Prescribe appropriate analgesia and commence appropriate antibiotics when an infective cause is likely.
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20 May 2019
07 Dec 2015
|BMJ Learning||1 credit, 1:00 hour||BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module|