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

Learning Objectives

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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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