Acute Neurology

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About the course

The inaugural St. George’s Hospital Acute Neurology Masterclass aims to provide an overview of the management of common and emergency neurological problems presenting to hospital. The acute neurology service at St. George’s Hospital is one of the first dedicated services set up in the country, and was previously shortlisted for the HSJ value award.  Attendants of the course will be taught through interactive case-based lectures, each vignette offering practical solutions to acute neurological problems. Topics covered include acute headaches, stroke and stroke mimics, seizures and status epilepticus, dizzy spells, functional neurological disorders, MS and neuromuscular emergencies.

Learners will understand will develop a framework how to diagnose and treat common acute neurological conditions and neurological emergencies, which includes:

  • Diagnosis and management of primary and secondary headache disorders presenting to hospital
  • Education about advances in stroke care (hyperacute stroke units, thrombolysis,  thrombectomy) and how to distinguish stroke from stroke mimics
  • Management of status epilepticus
  • Management of neuromuscular emergencies
  • Approach to diagnosis of the “dizzy” patient
  • Recognition of functional neurological disorders

You will be provided a certificate of attendance and CPD will be sought by the Royal College of Physicians.

Attendees: General physicians (CMT trainees, medical SpRs, medical consultants), emergency doctors, and neurology trainees

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