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Cough

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COVID-19

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CPD

Continuing professional development (CPD), colloquially termed 'lifelong learning', is an important part of every physicianly career.

RCPE provides its Fellows and Members with access to the online CPD Diary, to maintain a personal and validated record of CPD activities on an annual basis.

RCPE educational events and distance learning modules are CPD accredited/approved.

NB: You can claim up to five external (category 1) CPD credits for watching our archived talks on the Education Portal (1 hour = 1 CPD credit). Additional learning can be categorised as personal (category 3) credits. Claim your CPD in the CPD Diary using ‘Add Self-Certified Entry’.

RCPE - CPD

GMC - CPD


CPR

Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving intervention for cardiac arrest.

How to do CPR

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CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.

The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates hospitals, GP practices, hospices, care homes and other services including mental health, dental care and the ambulance service.

CQC website


CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid found in the brain and spinal cord.

CSF can be obtained by lumbar puncture (LP). LP can determine intracranial pressure and CSF analysis (colour, cell contents, chemical composition, presence of pathogens) can help to diagnose a number of neurological conditions.

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CT

Computerised tomography (CT, as in CT/CAT scan) uses several X-ray images and computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the body.

Radiopaedia - CT


CTPA

CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is a commonly performed diagnostic test to exclude PE (acute or chronic), which uses CT angiography to obtain an image of the pulmonary arteries.

Radiopaedia - CTPA


CUP

Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) is a diagnosis for a metastatic cancer (a cancer that has spread) with an unclear site of origin (the original 'primary' cancer is unknown).

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CVA

Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is synonymous with stroke.



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