Participant Experience

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Past participants consistently report that this program has inspired and improved their clinical practice and outcomes. Here are a number of voices from among our recent attendees:

 

I have overhauled my practice of taking a patient history and performing physical exams since attending this course.

 

Because I attended this course, I now use updated practices for diagnosing and treating delirium, intracranial aneurysm, weakness, dizziness, and stroke.

 

This program was clinically helpful to me in significant ways: weighing CTA vs MRA for acute stroke; updating urgent treatment options; changing my approach to dizziness; and I have proposed revisiting our stroke metrics with our stroke committee.

 

As an ED provider, I have found the pointed guidance in this course concerning the dizzy patient, and the attention given to cerebellar CVA, particularly useful.

 

Several evidence-based practice changes have emerged from this course—namely, some the procedures and treatments for stroke and aneurysm, and how I address vertigo and make decisions regarding advanced imaging.

 

The neurological exam that I learned here has helped me to detect subtle changes of neurological pathology that are often missed on early exams before the onset of more severe symptoms.

 

The program’s use of real surgical images and case presentations have proven invaluable.

 

The evidence was clear for the importance of the new trials (Mr. Clean, etc.) that have changed the ballgame in stroke.

 

After attending “Neurological Emergencies,” my practice now uses IV Vitamin K instead of the IM form, and I perform more Epleys and use less meclizine.

 

The faculty’s demonstration of the hallpike maneuver, and guidance on the use of CT angio and MRI, have been particularly helpful.

 

I have updated my responses to neurological symptoms such as dizziness and eye problems based on the outstanding presentations in this program.

 

I have used the guidance and techniques from this course to educate my staff of 32 NPs and PAs in my Emergency Department and in the Observation Unit.

 

Attending “Neurological Emergencies” has made me more confident to not use LP after CT within 6-hour onset of HA.

 

I have incorporated this program’s innovations for prompt stroke care into my clinical practice.

 

My practice now pursues further testing for TIA patients, and employs new maneuvers to assess dizzy patients.

 

The discussion in this course on coma and the key portions of neuro exam in a limited setting were exceptional.

 

I can now manage TIAs and stroke with much more confidence.

 

This course has changed my approach to dizziness, to seizures, and to the physical exam—especially examining the eyes.

 

Since taking this course, the Beers criteria have become more central to my practice when considering med use.

 

The evidence-based presentations convinced me that it is time for our unit to develop a CT-A protocol, and to invest in CT-P to assess candidates with large vessel lesions and salvage potential.

 

My colleagues and I have developed a stroke protocol for the ED using our notes from this course.