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Learning Objectives

CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology: June 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 3, Epilepsy - p 561
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000431373.65397.d3
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Epilepsy issue, participants will be able to:

▸ Discuss the controversy regarding the terminology for seizures and epilepsy and describe the newly proposed classification

▸ Apply strategies for the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with seizure disorders using EEG and neuroimaging techniques

▸ Evaluate, assess, and list the differential diagnosis for children, adults, and older adult patients who present with hypersomnia, insomnia, and abnormal nighttime behaviors

▸ Treat patients with seizures and epilepsy using antiepileptic drug therapy

▸ Recognize important therapeutic issues in pediatric epilepsy

▸ Identify patients’ nonepileptic behavioral disorders and the best treatment approaches for them, including cognitive behavioral therapy

▸ Manage patients with acute repetitive seizures and status epilepticus▸ Identify individuals with surgically remediable epileptic syndromes who may be candidates for epilepsy surgery and realize when referral for surgery should be considered▸ Recognize unique issues related to women with epilepsy, including catamenial epilepsy, counseling for teratogenic risk of antiepileptic medications, and special management issues in pregnancy▸ Apply strategies for the use of electronic stimulation and diet therapy in patients with medically refractory seizures▸ Recognize the impact of cognitive and psychiatric comorbidities in patients with epilepsy▸ Gain insight into the range of available dietary therapies for refractory epilepsy patients▸ Develop a process of informed consent regarding treatment of epilepsy, design a monitoring strategy for each patient, and recognize the necessity for careful documentation of critical discussions with patients

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Core Competencies

The CONTINUUM Epilepsy issue covers the following core competencies:

* ▸ Patient Care

* ▸ Medical Knowledge

* ▸ Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

* ▸ Interpersonal and Communication Skills

* ▸ Professionalism

* ▸ Systems-Based Practice

© 2013 American Academy of Neurology