Dizziness and Vertigo

Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Perform a differential diagnosis for dizziness and vertigo to distinguish benign from serious causes requiring urgent evaluation and treatment.

2. Demonstrate physical examination techniques used to determine etiology of dizziness/vertigo, including the use of the HINTS examination, and the Dix-Hallpike maneuver.

3. Perform the Epley maneuver and provider patient education on use of this treatment for symptom relief.

4. Prepare treatment/referral plans for patients diagnosed with BPPH, vestibular neuritis, Meniere disease, vestibular migraine, and vertebrobasilar ischemia.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/08/2022

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

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/08/2022
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