Title: Emergency Medicine – Neurology: Traumatic Brain Injury; Vertigo – Peripheral; Seizures/Epilepsy Management
Faculty: Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., Andrew Chang, M.D., David E. Riley, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2019 Expiration Date: July 1, 2022
TOPIC 1: Traumatic Brain Injury.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Develop an approach to assessing the head injured patient where you can forget about the GCS scoring system.
- Identify the TBI clinical presentation where “The eyes have it”.
- Determine when TBI necessitates a “formal” RSI intubation.
- Employ appropriate RSI techniques and drug protocols as per sited evidence based medicine recommendations and systemic reviews.
TOPIC 2: As the World Turns: Peripheral Vertigo in the ED.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP^
- Illustrate the pathophysiology of benign positional vertigo.
- Differentiate the various diagnostic tests in the evaluation of patients with peripheral vertigo.
- Discover how to perform various therapeutic maneuvers, such as the Epley maneuver, in the treatment of patients with benign positional vertigo.
TOPIC 3: Seizures and Epilepsy – Management.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Determine when treatment with anticonvulsant medication is warranted.
- Choose among the many available anticonvulsant medications.
- Manage problems confronted by women with epilepsy.
- Counsel patients regarding their driving privileges.