Neurologic Emergencies

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Determine the appropriate diagnostic tests needed for patients presenting with acute neurological signs and symptoms. 
2. Compare and contrast expected diagnostic findings for patients presenting with complaints that may indicate a neurologic emergency:  ischemic stroke, TIA, intracranial hemorrhage, seizure/status epilepticus. 
3. Perform a neurologic examination in order to rapidly diagnose the etiology of for patients presenting with neurological signs and symptoms with potential need for emergent care.
4. Provide initial management and/or appropriate referral for patients with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke, TIA, intracranial hemorrhage, and seizures.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/22/2020

Mark A. Graber, MD, Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Solon

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/22/2020
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