• ELU

1 hour

Hospital doctors,Foundation doctors,Medical trainees....

Hospital presentations: palpitations

An interactive module for internal medicine trainees on the management of three patients who present with palpitations.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand common presentations of patients with palpitations
  • Take a relevant and focused history from patients with palpitations
  • Formulate differential diagnoses for patients with palpitations
  • Diagnose arrhythmias from 12 lead ECGs and rhythm strips
  • Investigate palpitations appropriately
  • Initiate treatment for common and emergency conditions that present with palpitations
  • Understand more about commonly used anti-arrhythmic drugs
  • Understand when to involve senior and/or specialist colleagues.

Written by:

 Gordon Begg, Muzahir H Tayebjee

Peer reviewed by:

Chris Plummer

Last updated

18 Jan 2019

Release date

11 Dec 2015

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
Azerbaijan: The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic has formally accredited all BMJ Learning modules for medical doctor`s continuous professional development. Completion of one module is considered as the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 1 credit, 1:00 hour This module is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.
Lam Dong Medical College 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that Lam Dong Medical College recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Vietnam. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.
Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine has accredited BMJ Learning for the purpose of CPD.
The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module.
The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning, calculated as 1 credit unit per 1 hour (Organization Code OP-02).
The University of Conakry 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that the University of Conakry recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Guinea. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 1 credit, 1:00 hour This Program has been awarded 1 CPD Credit Hour by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Ukrainian Ministry of Health 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 1 credit, 1:00 hour University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.