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Vertigo: Overview, Prevalence & Treatment Comparisons

Course #: 03-593

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CE Credit Hours: 4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 08/28/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

CEU Course Description

In balance disorders of the vertigo type, the subjective sense of motion is dominating, most commonly of the type of the spinning of one's surroundings.  The goals of this CEU course are to investigate the three main methods of treatment for vertigo; the relationship between dizziness and a comprehensive range of demographic data, diseases, health, and geriatric conditions and syndromes; the debate surrounding the vertebral artery test (VAT); using the modified VAT as a test of cervical positional tolerance versus vertebral artery patency when examining dizzy patients; the effectiveness of a new technical variant applied to the Gufoni's maneuver in the treatment of horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HSC-BPPV); the efficiency of Epley and Semont-Toupet repositioning maneuvers; and postmaneuver restriction effect on short-term vertigo and dizziness after repositioning maneuvers by an analog visual scale in BPPV.


CEU Course Objectives 

  1. Enumerate contraindications for the Epley maneuver.
  2. Explain a patient's behavior that may be indicative of higher probability of VBI.
  3. Scrutinize the controversy of the vertebral artery test.
  4. Elucidate the main symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of horizontal semicircular canal.
  5. Identify what the majority of balance disorders are caused by.
  6. Describe postmaneuver restrictions that have been proposed in order to prevent recurrence of BPPV.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Vertigo Overview   0.31 Contact Hours  
  Current Treatment Comparisons   0.46 Contact Hours
  Dizziness Prevalence in Older Adults               1.10 Contact Hours
  Dizziness Tests and Diagnosis   0.62 Contact Hours
  Treatment of Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo     1.51 Contact Hours

Total = 4 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Advanced

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