1 hour

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Hospital presentations: bruising and spontaneous bleeding

An interactive case based module for medical trainees covering causes, assessment, investigation and initial treatment of bleeding disorders.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Identify the different types of easy bruising and their possible causes, depending on the site, age of the patient, and details of the history
  • State which first line investigations are required, depending on the likely diagnosis, and interpret and act on these investigations appropriately
  • Identify the common clinical presentations of coagulation disorders
  • Identify the pattern of bleeding associated with thrombocytopenia
  • Identify the need for urgent investigations
  • Initiate first line management in consultation with a senior clinician.

Written by:

 Martin Scott, Jecko Thachil

Peer reviewed by:

Gillian Lowe

Last updated

04 Feb 2020

Release date

29 Feb 2016


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
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