Course curriculum

Course Description

"Assessment, Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of
Acute Vertigo in the Emergency Department "

  • √ This course will provide ED Clinicians with the most current evidence-based theories and practical demonstration of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the most common vestibular conditions such as BPPV, labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis.

    √ Additionally, the course will cover the assessment and diagnosis of the posterior circulation stroke

    √ This course covers five unique chapters consisting of anatomy & physiology, clinical features, common vestibular disorders, vestibular assessment and principles of vestibular rehabilitation (EPLEY Manoeuvre) for BPPV

    √ A separate session is included at the beginning of the course to give a brief overview of the VRT including the statistics on various aspects of dizziness and VRT.

    √ Another key feature of this session is that it introduces several case scenarios to the participants so that they can associate these cases when individual conditions are looked at. In the concluding session, the participants will have an opportunity to revisit these cases and see what were the diagnoses made and the treatments offered for these cases.

    √ Finally, the participants can test their knowledge by taking a quiz and get the COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE

    √ The participants will have access to the course contents /updates for 12 months

CT & MRI Brain for Vertigo

" Not helpful to diagnose the common causes of vertigo"

The most common causes of vertigo such as BPPV, Labyrinthitis & Vestibular Neuritis can not be diagnosed with imaging studies and X-Ray.

As for the diagnosis of the POCI, CT brain is not sensitive and MRI is less sensitive when taken within 24 hours of the onset of the symptoms

This means that a negative CT/MRI doesn't mean it rules out a POCI completely

HINTS (bed-side tests) is 100% sensitive and 98% specific for the diagnosis of POCI

Head Thrust Test is sensitive to diagnose the labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis

Dix-Hallpike is a gold-standard test for the diagnosis of the most common type of BPPV

Who would benefit from this course?


This course is suitable for the frontline clinicians who work in the Emergency Department such as Consultants, Registrars, Junior doctors, AHPs such as Physios, OTs, Advanced Clinical Practitioners & Advanced Nurse Practitioners etc

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