CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000443830.87636.9a
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

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

▸ Summarize safety concerns associated with diagnostic neuroimaging in women during pregnancy and lactation

▸ Discuss diagnostic modalities and radiologic features of neurologic conditions encountered by pregnant women

▸ Discuss the current understanding of the interactions between multiple sclerosis and pregnancy and their implications for reproductive counseling, and discuss the issues related to disease-modifying therapy and therapy of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis during pregnancy and lactation

▸ Explain issues regarding the management of women with epilepsy and pregnancy, including preconception planning, antiepileptic drug effects on the exposed offspring, and consequences of seizures during pregnancy, with an emphasis on counseling and risk management

▸ Identify the ways in which the physiologic changes of pregnancy affect risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and discuss an approach to the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in pregnancy and the puerperium

▸ Outline the most common peripheral neuropathic disorders in pregnancy with a focus on clinical recognition, diagnosis, and treatment

▸ Analyze available information regarding expectations and management for patients with myasthenia gravis during childbearing years, pregnancy, and postpartum

▸ Diagnose and manage primary and secondary headaches that may occur during pregnancy and postpartum

▸ Describe movement disorders that occur during pregnancy, the treatment of preexisting movement disorders, and the influence the pregnant state has on movement disorder symptoms

▸ Evaluate and treat neuro-ophthalmic disorders in pregnant patients

▸ Summarize the available literature on reproductive issues in women with multiple sclerosis and provide sound, objective counseling to facilitate well-informed, autonomous decision making by patients

▸ Apply a practical framework for understanding, identifying, and managing legal risk when treating pregnant women with epilepsy

▸ Demonstrate the use of Current Procedural Terminology and diagnosis codes for the evaluation and management of neurologic disease in pregnant women, with a focus on those with epilepsy

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Core Competencies

This Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Neurology of Pregnancy issue covers the following core competencies:

▸ Patient Care

▸ Medical Knowledge

▸ Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

▸ Interpersonal and Communication Skills

▸ Professionalism

▸ Systems-Based Practice

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