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Learning Objectives

CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology: June 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 3, Epilepsy - p 561
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000431373.65397.d3
Learning Objectives

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

  • ▸ Discuss the controversy regarding the terminology for seizures and epilepsy and describe the newly proposed classification
  • ▸ Apply strategies for the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with seizure disorders using EEG and neuroimaging techniques
  • ▸ Evaluate, assess, and list the differential diagnosis for children, adults, and older adult patients who present with hypersomnia, insomnia, and abnormal nighttime behaviors
  • ▸ Treat patients with seizures and epilepsy using antiepileptic drug therapy
  • ▸ Recognize important therapeutic issues in pediatric epilepsy
  • ▸ Identify patients’ nonepileptic behavioral disorders and the best treatment approaches for them, including cognitive behavioral therapy
  • ▸ Manage patients with acute repetitive seizures and status epilepticus
  • ▸ Identify individuals with surgically remediable epileptic syndromes who may be candidates for epilepsy surgery and realize when referral for surgery should be considered
  • ▸ Recognize unique issues related to women with epilepsy, including catamenial epilepsy, counseling for teratogenic risk of antiepileptic medications, and special management issues in pregnancy
  • ▸ Apply strategies for the use of electronic stimulation and diet therapy in patients with medically refractory seizures
  • ▸ Recognize the impact of cognitive and psychiatric comorbidities in patients with epilepsy
  • ▸ Gain insight into the range of available dietary therapies for refractory epilepsy patients
  • ▸ Develop a process of informed consent regarding treatment of epilepsy, design a monitoring strategy for each patient, and recognize the necessity for careful documentation of critical discussions with patients
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Core Competencies

The CONTINUUM Epilepsy 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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