Title: FMne-Family Medicine- Neurology: Seizures and Epilepsy – Diagnosis; Seizures and Epilepsy – Management; An Approach to the Dizzy Patient.
Faculty: Laurence J. Kinsella, M.D., F.A.A.N., David E. Riley, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2021 Expiration Date: July 1, 2024
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR EACH TOPIC:
TOPIC 1: Seizures and Epilepsy – Diagnosis.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP,EBM
- Differentiate among the major types of seizures.
- Apply epidemiologic aspects to the diagnosis of epilepsy.
- Employ AAN and AES practice guidelines regarding sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. (SUDEP)
- Distinguish seizures from syncope.
- Formulate a plan for diagnostic investigation.
TOPIC 2: Seizures and Epilepsy – Management.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
- Determine when treatment with anticonvulsant medication is warranted using evidence-based medicine.
- Choose among the many available anticonvulsant medications.
- Manage problems confronted by women with epilepsy.
- Counsel patients regarding their driving privileges.
TOPIC 3: An Approach to the Dizzy Patient.
Upon completion of this session, using evidence-based medicine, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
- Detect common presentations of dizziness.
- Assess the pathophysiology of vertigo and nystagmus.
- Apply bedside techniques to distinguish dizziness subtypes and identify dangerous causes.
- Utilize potentially curative treatment for benign positional vertigo.