CPD module: Headache and migraine

Contents

  • Learning objectives
  • Headache classification
  • Migraine
  • Drugs linked to headaches
  • Red flags
  • Management
  • Drug management - headache
  • Drug management - migraine
  • Transcutaneous stimulation
  • Supraorbital nerve
  • Useful resources and further reading
  • References
  • Action & Evaluation
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Learning objectives

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

● The key distinguishing features of common types of headache and migraine
● Symptoms to look out for other than head pain
● How different patient groups may be affected
● Management approaches, including current NICE recommendations

REFLECTION
What is your understanding of headache and migraine?
Are you aware of the characteristics of the different types of headache?
What symptoms would make you want to refer a patient?

PLANNING
What do you need to find out about headache and migraine, and by when?
Have you any awareness campaigns planned around headache or migraine?
How will the CPD help your practice?

ACTION
In addition to reading this article, what other activities will you do?
What resources have you identified or used?

EVALUATION
How will you put your learning into practice?
Can you record the next 10 customer enquiries about headache and see how many may be undiagnosed migraine?
What did you advise?

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