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Neurology for Non-Neurologists

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Convenient and Comprehensive Online CME

The Neurology for Non-Neurologists online CME course covers the full scope of clinical neurology: commonly encountered patient complaints such as dizziness, back pain, seizures, and movement disorders, as well as special, common topics that can be mis- or underdiagnosed. Speakers in this continuing medical education program are highly skilled with vast experience educating non-neurologists.

As new neurological therapeutics become available, it can be difficult for the non-neurologist to stay abreast. It is important that these clinicians — often the first a patient consults — are familiar with the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and prognosis associated with neurological conditions.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the cause of dizziness in a patient in order to manage the condition effectively
  • Recognize sleep disorders and formulate appropriate treatments
  • Identify serious illnesses that result in back and neck pain
  • Differentiate between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis
  • Explain the current methods of evaluating and treating seizures
  • Differentiate between primary headaches and headaches that result from systemic disorders
  • Describe the neurological complications that result from systemic cancers
  • Discuss the methods of recognizing and treating neuropathies
  • Describe distinguishing characteristics of cognitive and behavioral disorders
  • Identify the differences between hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders
  • Explain methods of treating acute and chronic pain
  • Summarize the neurological complications of vitamin deficiencies

Intended Audience

The activity was designed for internists, family physicians, emergency physicians, psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, obstetricians/gynecologists (who act as primary care physicians), adolescent medicine physicians, geriatricians, resident and fellows in the above specialties and nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the above specialties.

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