24-25 February, 2021
Join us virtually in February! Neurological Emergencies is a 2-day, 13-hour course that provides updates, best practices, and new algorithms to diagnose neurological symptoms, quickly identify a neurological emergency, and take appropriate measures to optimize outcomes for high-risk patients. The goal of this course is to prepare clinicians to quickly and accurately diagnose and provide appropriate care for patients with neurological emergencies, including:
High-frequency symptoms: Headache, back pain, dizziness, diplopia
High-risk conditions: Acute ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, coma, intracerebral hemorrhage
The course is delivered by the Departments of Emergency Medicine at
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Mass General Hospital, two Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals.
Articulate how to perform bedside diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers in the dizzy patient
Use focused history and physical to determine which patients with headache or minor head injury require neuroimaging or further workup
Use clinical “red flags” to avoid misdiagnosis of cord and cauda equina compression in patients with back pain
Discuss how to rapidly evaluate patients with stroke symptoms for intravenous and intraarterial revascularization therapy.