Assessing Chest Pain

This module will assess your knowledge of chest pain, and on successful completion of all 10 questions, you'll be awarded with a one hour CPD Certificate.

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Resource Overview

The patient presenting with chest pain is very common in medical practice, in both the acute and non-acute settings. Differentiating cardiac chest pain from other causes can be a challenge for clinicians.

This resource, composed of 10 assessment questions, to increase your knowledge of potential causes of chest pain and to help improve your skills in its diagnosis.

Once you complete the resource - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% - you'll be awarded with a downloadable one hour CPD Certificate, which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.


Aims and Objectives

After successful completion of this resource, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of effective history taking when assessing chest pain
  • Describe the key features of chest pain which affect the likely diagnosis
  • Broadly describe how to differentiate between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines when deciding how to manage chest pain at the initial presentation

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