Neurologic Emergencies

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Diagnose the symptoms of TIA and prescribe treatments quickly, keeping in mind that TIAs lasting less than 24 hours can still cause permanent brain damage.
2. Assess the severity of TIA and understand which lab/imaging tests are the most useful for diagnosis.
3. Perform a neurologic examination in order to rapidly diagnose the etiology of an epileptic seizure.
4. Prescribe initial and secondary treatments for epileptic seizures, keeping in mind potential side effects, drug interactions and other comorbidities.

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Course summary
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Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, Grand Junction, Colorado

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  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

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