Learning Objectives

CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000446097.51926.ed
Learning Objectives

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

    ▸ Provide an overview of emergent evaluation of the stroke patient with an emphasis on practical issues regarding ischemic stroke treatment

    ▸ Summarize the recommendations for management of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, diet, physical activity, and lifestyle choices commonly encountered in neurologic practice

    ▸ Describe the diagnostic workup and management options for cardioembolic stroke

    ▸ Outline the primary findings of recent randomized clinical trials clarifying the treatment options for conditions such as carotid stenosis and intracranial atherosclerosis and provide current recommendations for treatment

    ▸ Discuss the most up-to-date literature on the epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of cerebral venous thrombosis

    ▸ Summarize the evaluation and management of ischemic stroke in young adults, with an emphasis on cervical artery dissection, patent foramen ovale, and hypercoagulable states

    ▸ Discuss pediatric arterial ischemic stroke, from recognition and diagnosis to the short-term and long-term management based on current available literature

    ▸ Explain the epidemiology, screening strategies, and management options for patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms

    ▸ Describe the clinical and radiographic features, genetic determinants, and treatment options for the most well-characterized monogenic disorders associated with stroke

    ▸ List the predictors of functional outcome and mortality after ischemic stroke

    ▸ Discuss the ethical issues raised by telephone consultations for the administration of tissue plasminogen activator in acute ischemic stroke

    ▸ Estimate the costs of the stroke diagnostic evaluation and identify scenarios in which tests have low clinical yield

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    Core Competencies

    This Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Cerebrovascular Disease 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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