The neurology session will examine contrasting clinical cases of headache, seizures and dizziness that may be due to potentially lethal causes such as subarachnoid haemorrhage or more benign causes such as migraine. lmportant features in the history include establishing the timing of onset of symptoms and using eye witnesses.
- Understand the key differential diagnoses for headache
- Understand use of ABCD2 and ROSIER tools
- Develop your diagnostic strategy for dizziness
- Develop your approach to seizures
Recommended pre reading
- Hughes T & Cruickshank J. Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Chapter 41 Headache. Chapter 42 Stroke & Transient Ischaemic Attack. Chapter 43 Seizures.
- Pre lecture reading: Chapter 41: Headache and Primary Headache
- Pre-lecture Quiz: Primary Headache Quiz (complete on-line)
Learning Resources - presentations and tutorials.
- Stroke in the ED - Dr Steve Coasta
- lumbar puncture self directed tutorial
- acute migrane self directed tutorial
Other learning resources
- Dealing with Dizziness by Dr Mark Paine from Australian Prescriber 2005 28/4, pages 94-97
- Chronic migrainous vertigo by John Waterston Journal of Clinical Neuroscince 2004 11/4, Pages 384-388
- AustroadsAssessing fitness to drive 2013
- Tension headache review http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/792384-overview
- Headache in children http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/802158-overview
- Migraine review http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1142556-overview
- Video tutorial for Lumbar Puncture by Australian Institute for Clinical Education