Designed to help clinicians diagnose and treat neurological symptoms and problems, this comprehensive update covers topics in clinical neurology that non-neurologists see in their daily practice. Ideal for MOC.
This CME program delves into topics in clinical neurology that non-neurologists commonly face in their daily practice. Lectures delivered by acknowledged experts will enhance and improve your ability to take a neurological history, perform a neurological exam, and recognize and treat neurological problems. Neurology for Non-Neurologists will also help you know when it’s appropriate to order imaging and laboratory tests, or to recommend referrals.
Neurology in Global Context – Aaron L. Berkowitz, MD, PhD
What My Mistakes Taught Me – Martin A. Samuels, MD
After viewing this program, participants should be able to:
– Recognize and name the most common neurological signs and symptoms, for example, fatigue, tremor, dizziness
– Differentiate between common neurological conditions and those conditions that are more serious in order to determine optimal care
– Perform a thorough neurological examination and take a complete history
– Apply the American Academy of Neurology guidelines for the management of common neurological disorders
– Assess relevant treatment options and apply them as appropriate
– Analyze appropriate and cost-effective imaging and laboratory studies and their indications and contraindications when evaluating a patient
– Predict and manage patient expectations regarding prognosis and rehabilitation
– Identify methods, support, and resources for patient self-management for those patients with chronic neurological conditions, for example multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease
– Identify the social networks of interpersonal connections that influence positive outcomes in post-stroke patients
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.