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Emergency presentations are a common occurrence in general practice. While many are less severe and can be managed in the general practice setting, others need urgent assessment, management and secondary care referral. The rate of referral to A&E was estimated at 2.7 per 1000 encounters, and 1 per 200 problems managed.

The most common reasons for ED referral were chest pain, abdominal pain, and fractures.


The assessment and management of medical emergencies in general practice is a constantly evolving field. The Medcast ‘Emergencies in General Practice’ course has been developed to address the management of common and serious emergencies in general practice, as well as incorporate the latest research and practice updates. This series will focus on the assessment and management of patients who are experiencing life threatening emergencies including: 

  • Anaphylaxis 
  • Acute Asthma 
  • Acute coronary syndrome & ECGs 
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Diabetic Emergencies 
  • TIA/CVA 
  • Mental health emergencies 
  • Eye trauma 
  • Abdominal Pain 
  • Paediatrics - Bumps, Burns & Fractures 
  • Sepsis
  • Envenomation & Poisoning


Course content includes a range of learning options including case based interactive eLearning modules, clinical opals, online community, predisposing and post course knowledge quiz and interactive webinars inclusive of poll questions and moderated chat box.