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How to Rapidly Identify High-Risk Patients and Optimize Their Outcomes

If you see patients with potential neurologic emergencies, you know that every year there is a vast amount of practice-changing literature impacting our approaches to the history, the physical, and early management. 

This acclaimed program summarizes these changes and prepares clinicians who work in Emergency Medicine, Inpatient/Outpatient Neurology, Critical Care and Trauma, Hospital Medicine, Urgent Care, and Internal/Family Medicine to quickly and accurately diagnose and provide appropriate care for patients with neurological emergencies.  

Program Highlights

Led by top clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School, this course ensures participants are better equipped to make an accurate diagnosis, better understand the uses and limitations of neuroimaging tests, and improve overall care in emergency, inpatient, and outpatient settings.

New Algorithms to Rapidly Evaluate:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Back Pain
  • Weakness
  • Coma
  • Delirium
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • TIA
  • Head Injury

Updates, Strategies, Best Practices to:

  • Act in the first hours
  • Manage coma and delirium
  • Diagnose dizziness at the bedside: Is is stroke, neuritis, or BPPV?
  • Optimize your use of CT, CTA, MRI: How to order. How to read. How to act on results.
  • Identify stroke patients for intra-arterial hemorrhage
  • Manage head injuries, from concussion to critical care management of TBI

Risk Management

New in 2017 is a full day of programming that provides strategies and best practices to:

  • Avoid misdiagnosis
  • Mitigate risk for you and your patient
  • Improve patient safety