This module covers the evidence-based approach to one of our most difficult patient populations. Patients with non-specific complaints of dizziness, weakness, and/or numbness require diligent history taking and examination skills. Differentiating stroke, peripheral nerve disorders, and psychosomatic disorders can be very challenging, and radiologic imaging does not always give you the answer and is of limited utility. Understanding the cause of and managing the acutely agitated or tremulous patient is also challenging. Bedside videos of a multitude of patient encounters will help immensely as you work to gain a better understanding of how to diagnose and treat a multitude of neurologic and psychiatric conditions.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NPs earn 17.5 hours CE, including 4.5 hours of ENP skills/procedural hours.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Medicine Core Training. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.