Headache: Migraine and Red Flags

This online course will provide practical, evidence-based strategies in the evaluation and management of headaches commonly seen in the primary care setting.

Original Release Date: July 2021
Review Date: July 2022

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Learning Objectives

  • Effectively approach adults presenting with headaches in the primary care setting.
  • Examine the patient history and physical examination that characterize high-risk headaches.
  • Explore the therapeutic approaches to the management of migraines and primary headache disorders. 
Additional information
  • Munoz-Ceron, J., Marin-Careaga, V., Peña, L., Mutis, J., & Ortiz, G. (2019). Headache at the emergency room: Etiologies, diagnostic usefulness of the ICHD 3 criteria, red and green flags. PLoS One, 14 (1),e0208728.
  • Pohl, H., Do, T.P., García-Azorín, D., Hansen, J.M., Kristoffersen, E.S., Nelson, S.E., Obermann, M., Sandor PS, Schankin CJ, …& Gantenbein, A.R. (2021). Green Flags and headache: A concept study using the Delphi method. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 61(2), 300-309.
  • Garcia-Azorin, D., Gonzalez-Garcia, N., Abelaira-Freire, J., Marcos-Dolado, A., Guerrero, A.L., Martin- Sanchez, F.J., & Porta-Etassam, J. (2021). Management of thunderclap headache in the emergency room: a retrospective cohort study. Cephalagia, 41(6), 711-720.
  • Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society (HIS) The International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition. (2018). Cephalagia, Jan; 38(1), 1-211.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Nurse Practitioners
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Carlos Ramirez-Mejia, M.D.    
Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist
Baptist and Doctors Hospitals and 
Baptist Health Quality Network
Miami, Florida

Carlos Ramirez-Mejia, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., director for this educational activity, disclosed that she is a stockholder in Merck. 

The relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* listed for this individual has been mitigated.

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

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Nurse Practitioners
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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