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CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000450959.48636.df
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

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

▸ Describe, diagnose, and treat the various neuromuscular complications of diabetes mellitus

▸ Recognize the diverse neurologic presentations of sarcoidosis in patients with or without a previous diagnosis of sarcoidosis

▸ Describe the complex interplay between the endocrine system and the nervous system and recognize the various neurologic complications of nondiabetic endocrine disorders

▸ Understand the principles of the major surgical procedures for weight loss in order to identify patients at risk for significant neurologic complications, including CNS or peripheral nervous system involvement

▸ Recognize and address the myriad neurologic issues that can arise in the septic patient in order to best preserve neurologic function

▸ Identify the many medical disorders that can manifest with seizures in order to develop a rational diagnostic workup for seizures that includes assessing for possible underlying systemic triggers

▸ Describe, diagnose, and treat the multiple neurologic complications of alcoholism, including those that involve the CNS and those that involve the peripheral nervous system

▸ Identify the various neurologic complications of drug abuse, including the effects of both older drugs and newer drugs

▸ Recognize the many neurologic complications that can arise in the setting of underlying rheumatologic disorders in order to best identify and manage patients who may develop these complications

▸ Describe and initiate management of the myriad neurologic complications of acute or chronic liver disease

▸ Identify and evaluate the ethical arguments for and against orthotopic liver transplantion in patients with hepatic encephalopathy and alcohol dependence

▸ Recognize common challenges in transitions of care and apply techniques to reduce communication errors

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Core Competencies

This Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Muscle 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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