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The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with the information necessary to appropriately diagnose and treat causes of dizziness and vertigo and improve patients' quality of life. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Identify models used to describe vertigo and dizziness.
2. Outline anatomy and physiology of structures involved in vestibular disorders.
3. List peripheral etiologies of vertigo.
4. Describe the clinical presentations of central etiologies of vertigo.
5. Discuss the causes and underlying pathophysiology of other dizziness/vertigo etiologies (e.g., trauma).
6. Devise a best practice, cost-effective diagnostic workup for patients presenting with dizziness and/or vertigo.
7. Apply diagnostic reasoning and appropriate clinical evaluation and management strategies to the differential diagnosis of dizziness and vertigo.
8. Compare and contrast pharmacotherapy agents that may be used to manage vertigo and dizziness.
9. Analyze the role of vestibular rehabilitation in the clinical management of dizziness/vertigo.
10. Describe other approaches to the management of specific dizziness etiologies.
11. Outline preventive approaches and safety considerations for patients with dizziness/vertigo.
This 10-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.