Headache in the Emergency Department

The essential job of the emergency clinician is to determine which patients are at high risk due to a dangerous underlying cause of their headache. Failure to recognize a serious headache can have potentially fatal consequences. This lecture is designed to help physicians determine whether the patient may have a more significant health issue and what additional workup is necessary.

 

Target Audience

Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Neuro-Oncologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Medicine Physicians, General Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Effectively approach adults presenting with headache in the ED with an emphasis on those components of the history and physical examination that characterize high-risk headaches.
  • Explore the therapeutic approaches to the management of primary headache disorders.
  • Determine the disposition of the patient following treatment.
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/20/2016
Course expires: 
03/01/2021

Brian M. Grosberg, M.D. 
Director, Hartford Healthcare Headache Center
West Hartford, Connecticut 

Brian Grosberg, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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