Neurologic Emergencies

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 40 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 examination I 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.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018

Vu-Kiet Tran, MD, FCFP, MHSc, MBA, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Division, DFCM, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018
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