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Learning Objectives

doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000526044.90553.ea
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Peripheral Nerve and Motor Neuron Disorders issue, participants will be able to:

▸ Develop a strategy for efficient and accurate bedside assessment of peripheral neuropathy

▸ Discuss the neurophysiologic techniques for the evaluation of large myelinated nerve fiber function and small nerve fiber function and describe the patterns of abnormality these studies can show in patients with polyneuropathy

▸ Describe practical applications of neuromuscular ultrasound in diagnosing disorders of nerve and muscle

▸ Discuss the clinical presentation, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, laboratory testing, variants, and management of Guillain-Barré syndrome

▸ Discuss the characteristic clinical, diagnostic, and treatment features of the chronic demyelinating polyneuropathies

▸ Describe the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, evaluation, symptomatic management, and current understanding of the pathophysiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron disorders

▸ Recognize various presentations of genetic polyneuropathies and develop a diagnostic and management plan for them

▸ Discuss the differential diagnosis and management of axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathies

▸ Identify clinical presentations of immune-mediated axonal polyneuropathy and discuss their diagnostic evaluation and treatment modalities

▸ Identify, evaluate, and manage patients who present with sensory-predominant polyneuropathies

▸ Discuss the symptoms, differential diagnosis, EMG characteristics, and management of peripheral nerve excitability syndromes

▸ Discuss the goals and limitations of right-to-try laws in providing patients access to treatments not yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration

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Core Competencies

This Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Peripheral Nerve and Motor Neuron Disorders 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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