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This course combines video and digital components to review the evaluation and management of stroke in the setting of life-threatening headaches and dizziness, as well as stroke in pediatric patients.
Module 1: Evaluation and Management of Life-Threatening Headaches in the Emergency Department + EMplify podcast audio summary
Though patients often present to the ED seeking relief from headaches that cause significant pain and suffering, 90% of them can be considered “benign.” It is essential to identify the 10% of headache patients who are in danger of having a life-threatening disorder presenting with a sudden and severe headache to ensure that they are treated quickly and effectively. Life-threatening secondary headache can be due to vascular disorders or trauma, and they can present with sudden, severe onset. This course presents the red flag signs for the most dangerous causes, with recommendations on swift imaging and treatment. In addition, it covers special considerations for patients presenting with headache in the COVID-19 era. This course also includes an episode of the EMplify podcast for audio review.
CME Credits: 4.5 (includes 4.5 Stroke and 1 Pharmachology credits)
Video 1: Life-Threatening Headaches: Can't-Miss Causes & COVID-19 Connections
In this video presentation, Dr. Edward Sloan, of the Dominican University in Illinois and UIC Emergency Medicine, takes a deeper dive into the identification and management of life-threatening headaches, and addresses stroke occurrence in this setting, as well as in the setting of COVID-19.
Video length: 60 minutes
CME Credits: 1 (includes 0.5 Stroke credits)
Module 2: The Timing-and-Triggers Approach to the Patient With Acute Dizziness
Although dizziness is common in the ED, there is incomplete understanding of the fundamentals of physical examination findings in dizzy patients. This course presents a new “timing-and-triggers” approach instead of the old “what do you mean, ‘dizzy?’” approach, allowing you to more confidently make the correct diagnosis and ensure that patients with central causes of dizziness receive appropriate care quickly.
CME Credits: 4 (includes 2 Stroke credits)
Video 2: The Timing-and-Triggers Approach to the Patient With Acute Dizziness
In this video presentation, Dr. Edward Sloan, of the Dominican University in Illinois and UIC Emergency Medicine, takes the learner step by step through the Timing and Triggers approach, and gives tips for immediately applying this to practice.
Video length: 60 minutes
CME Credits: 1 (includes 0.5 Stroke credits
Module 3: Pediatric Stroke: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department - Stroke EXTRA Supplement
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The etiologies, risk factors, and presentation of stroke differ from those of adults, and the diagnosis of stroke is often delayed in children. The management of pediatric stroke can be challenging because there are few data to support the efficacy of interventions. This course reviews the most common causes of pediatric stroke, provides guidance for distinguishing stroke from stroke mimics, discusses the indications for diagnostic studies, and offers evidence-based recommendations for treatment in the emergency department.
CME Credits: 4 (includes 4 Stroke and 0.25 Pharmacology credits)
Publication Date: November 1, 2020
CME Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
CME Information: Included as part of the 14.5 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 11.5 Stroke CME credits and 1.25 Pharmacology CME credits. EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME. Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Evaluation and Management of Life-Threatening Headaches in the Emergency Department and The Timing-and-Triggers Approach to the Patient With Acute Dizziness journal issues of Can’t Miss Stroke in the Emergency Department are approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 4 hours of Category I credit each. Can’t Miss Stroke in the Emergency Department is eligible for 14.5 Category 2-A or 2-B credit hours by the American Osteopathic Association.
Evaluation and Management of Life-Threatening Headaches in the Emergency Department + EMplify podcast audio summary:
Life-Threatening Headaches: Can't-Miss Causes & COVID-19 Connections (on-demand course):
The Timing- and-Triggers Approach to the Patient With Acute Dizziness:
The Timing-and-Triggers Approach to the Patient With Acute Dizziness (on-demand course):
Pediatric Stroke: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department - Stroke EXTRA Supplement: