Neurology

Neurology Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 32 (NEU32) Topics Include:  Assess Neurocognitive Function, Treating Insomnia, Evaluate Motor Neuron Diseases, Describe Pituitary Histology, DNC, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
NEU32
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
NEU32A, NEU32B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Clinical Applications of Neuropsychological Assessment with TBI and Stroke

Recognize the benefits of neuropsychological evaluation in patients with brain injury; Weigh the benefits and limitations of the fixed and flexible approaches to neuropsychological testing.; Determine the level of premorbid functioning in patients with brain injury; Assess appropriate and inadequate effort in patients during neuropsychological testing; Use appropriate batteries of tests to assess neurocognitive function.

Acute Therapy for Migraine/Definition of Intractable Headache

Recognize the role of abortive medications when treating acute migraine headache; Apply principles of stratified care for treating acute migraine; Choose the most appropriate medications for treating migraine in various patient populations; Explain the importance of defining refractory or intractable headaches in patients with chronic headache; Identify and treat patients with refractory or intractable headaches.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Updates on Sleep Therapy

Recognize the role of synucleinopathies in sleep disorders; Diagnose sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson disease; Improve quality of sleep and safety in patients with restless legs syndrome and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder; Evaluate evidence about the use of caffeine to maintain wakefulness and over-the-counter agents to promote sleep and improve its quality; Provide patients with information on the appropriate use of over-the-counter agents to induce and maintain sleep and to treat insomnia.

Pituitary Update

Describe pituitary histology and the role of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in the regulation of levels of hormones; Distinguish between functional and structural causes of pituitary failure; Select the appropriate diagnostic tests to assess the different pituitary deficiencies; Use appropriate medical therapy for pituitary adenomas, including treatment of resistant disease; Recognize the role of surgery and adjuvant therapies for treatment of pituitary adenomas in selected patients.

Highlights from the Northern New England Neurological Society Annual Meeting

Distinguish non-length dependent small fiber neuropathy (NLD-SFN) from length dependent (LD) SFN; Evaluate and treat patients with SFN using laboratory and pathologic studies and appropriate medications; Recognize the possible role of SNF in patients with fibromyalgia; Diagnose idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION); Discuss with patients the benefits, risks, and efficacy of available treatments for IIH and NAION.

Highlights from the 9th Annual Practical Management of Acute Stroke: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Identify patients with acute ischemic stroke who are potential candidates for thrombolytic and endovascular therapy; Evaluate and provide justification for clinical situations where it may be necessary to deviate from guidelines to most appropriately treat select patients; Use stroke scales to determine the severity of neurologic damage in patients with hemorrhagic stroke; Review the appropriate acute and subacute management of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Describe therapies used to decrease hematoma expansion and secondary neurologic injury in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.

Wake-up Stroke/Myopathies

Use clinical judgement to determine if a patient has decision-making capacity; State the requirements for using medical restraints in the emergency department, and describe available drug options for chemical restraint; Recognize the legal, ethical, and moral duties of the emergency physician when treating patients who are intoxicated; List the criteria required to name an emergency physician in a medical malpractice lawsuit. 5. Identify risks and complications related to medications that are commonly used in the emergency department.

Updates on Neurocritical Care

Define death by neurologic criteria (DNC); Identify patients with DNC using specific examination techniques and confirmatory testing; Educate community, patients, and family members of patients about DNC; Recognize the relationship between sympathetic surge caused by brain injury or emotional shock and cardiac pathology; Diagnose stunned myocardium (as distinct from ischemic heart disease) and apply appropriate therapy.

Clinical Potpourri

Identify risk factors for cognitive impairment in patients with HIV; Choose appropriate antiretroviral drugs to reduce the incidence of HIV-related cognitive impairment; Diagnose HIV central nervous system escape and CD8 encephalitis based on testing and symptoms; Target therapeutic hypothermia to temperature levels shown to be beneficial; Weigh the advantages of launching a mobile stroke unit.

Motor Neuron Disease, Radiculopathy, and Plexopathy/Stroke in the Patient with Cancer

Identify and evaluate motor neuron diseases; Localize the underlying lesions in patients with radiculopathies and plexopathies; Select the appropriate diagnostic tests for patients with neuromuscular conditions; Recognize the relationship between cancer, the hypercoagulable state, and stroke; Evaluate and treat patients with both cancer and stroke.

Clinical Applications of Neuropsychological Assessment with TBI and Stroke

Recognize the benefits of neuropsychological evaluation in patients with brain injury; Weigh the benefits and limitations of the fixed and flexible approaches to neuropsychological testing.; Determine the level of premorbid functioning in patients with brain injury; Assess appropriate and inadequate effort in patients during neuropsychological testing; Use appropriate batteries of tests to assess neurocognitive function.

Updates on Sleep Therapy

Recognize the role of synucleinopathies in sleep disorders; Diagnose sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson disease; Improve quality of sleep and safety in patients with restless legs syndrome and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder; Evaluate evidence about the use of caffeine to maintain wakefulness and over-the-counter agents to promote sleep and improve its quality; Provide patients with information on the appropriate use of over-the-counter agents to induce and maintain sleep and to treat insomnia.

Highlights from the Northern New England Neurological Society Annual Meeting

Distinguish non-length dependent small fiber neuropathy (NLD-SFN) from length dependent (LD) SFN; Evaluate and treat patients with SFN using laboratory and pathologic studies and appropriate medications; Recognize the possible role of SNF in patients with fibromyalgia; Diagnose idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION); Discuss with patients the benefits, risks, and efficacy of available treatments for IIH and NAION.

Wake-up Stroke/Myopathies

Use clinical judgement to determine if a patient has decision-making capacity; State the requirements for using medical restraints in the emergency department, and describe available drug options for chemical restraint; Recognize the legal, ethical, and moral duties of the emergency physician when treating patients who are intoxicated; List the criteria required to name an emergency physician in a medical malpractice lawsuit. 5. Identify risks and complications related to medications that are commonly used in the emergency department.

Motor Neuron Disease, Radiculopathy, and Plexopathy/Stroke in the Patient with Cancer

Identify and evaluate motor neuron diseases; Localize the underlying lesions in patients with radiculopathies and plexopathies; Select the appropriate diagnostic tests for patients with neuromuscular conditions; Recognize the relationship between cancer, the hypercoagulable state, and stroke; Evaluate and treat patients with both cancer and stroke.

Acute Therapy for Migraine/Definition of Intractable Headache

Recognize the role of abortive medications when treating acute migraine headache; Apply principles of stratified care for treating acute migraine; Choose the most appropriate medications for treating migraine in various patient populations; Explain the importance of defining refractory or intractable headaches in patients with chronic headache; Identify and treat patients with refractory or intractable headaches.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pituitary Update

Describe pituitary histology and the role of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in the regulation of levels of hormones; Distinguish between functional and structural causes of pituitary failure; Select the appropriate diagnostic tests to assess the different pituitary deficiencies; Use appropriate medical therapy for pituitary adenomas, including treatment of resistant disease; Recognize the role of surgery and adjuvant therapies for treatment of pituitary adenomas in selected patients.

Highlights from the 9th Annual Practical Management of Acute Stroke: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Identify patients with acute ischemic stroke who are potential candidates for thrombolytic and endovascular therapy; Evaluate and provide justification for clinical situations where it may be necessary to deviate from guidelines to most appropriately treat select patients; Use stroke scales to determine the severity of neurologic damage in patients with hemorrhagic stroke; Review the appropriate acute and subacute management of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage; Describe therapies used to decrease hematoma expansion and secondary neurologic injury in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.

Updates on Neurocritical Care

Define death by neurologic criteria (DNC); Identify patients with DNC using specific examination techniques and confirmatory testing; Educate community, patients, and family members of patients about DNC; Recognize the relationship between sympathetic surge caused by brain injury or emotional shock and cardiac pathology; Diagnose stunned myocardium (as distinct from ischemic heart disease) and apply appropriate therapy.

Clinical Potpourri

Identify risk factors for cognitive impairment in patients with HIV; Choose appropriate antiretroviral drugs to reduce the incidence of HIV-related cognitive impairment; Diagnose HIV central nervous system escape and CD8 encephalitis based on testing and symptoms; Target therapeutic hypothermia to temperature levels shown to be beneficial; Weigh the advantages of launching a mobile stroke unit.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Neuro-Otology, Headache, Muscle & Movement Disorders, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Nutrition

If you have taken the current Neurology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

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