MS148S – Medical Neurology for Advanced Practitioners Mini-Series
12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.
- Join Simon Platt BVM&S Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Diplomate ECVN MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology, for three 2-hour online sessions
- Comprehensive notes to downloaded
- Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
- A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
- Superb value for money – learn without travelling
- Watch the recordings on your iPad!
- This Mini Series was originally broadcast in May 2017
Neurological Trauma – Fixing the Broken in a Practical Manner
In the first session in this Mini Series we will cover the intracranial causes of ataxia. We’ll initially focus on vestibular disease of both acute and chronic onset. We will look at how the neurological examination will enable determination of the localization of vestibular dysfunction. Whether vestibular disease is peripheral or central in origin will assist in developing a list of possible causes which will help in considering the most appropriate diagnostic plan. We’ll then cover causes of cerebellar ataxia which can often be accompanied by tremors and even recumbency. The clinical characteristics of cerebellar dysfunction will be covered using video cases and the common aetiological causes including inflammatory disease, stroke and degenerative diseases will be individually addressed.
What you’ll learn:
- Clinical signs of vestibular disease
- Localisation of vestibular disease
- Differential diagnosis of peripheral vestibular disease
- Diagnosis and management of other common causes of vestibular dysfunction
- Clinical signs of cerebellar disease
- Differential diagnosis of cerebellar disease
- Clinical characteristics of most common cerebellar diseases
Seizures – A Case Based Approach to Help with the Frustrations
During session 2 we will address the more medical causes of spinal pain. In lecture 1 we will focus on Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. The underlying pathophysiology and how the 2 conditions are related will be discussed. Diagnosis using imaging criteria and appropriate treatment options will be covered. The second lecture will cover infectious causes of spinal pain which include empyema, discospondylitis and meningitis and how CSF analysis and imaging can assist in the diagnosis. Spinal tumors inclusing those affecting the vertebra and those originating from the meninges and nerve sheaths will be dealt with individually in terms of their methods of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
What you’ll learn:
- What is Chiari like malformation
- What is syringomyelia
- How do Chiari and syringomyelia clinically present
- What are the clinical diagnostic features of chiari and syringomyelia
- How should we treat Chiari and syringomyelia
- What are the diagnostic features of discospondylitis
- What is the treatment approach for discospondylitis
- What are the inflammatory causes of meningitis
- How do we most effectively diagnose neoplasia affecting the spinal cord
- What are the treatment options and prognosis for animals with neoplasia affecting the spinal cord
Inflammation and the CNS – How to Approach When Tests Don’t Help
Seizure activity of a chronic and acute nature will be dealt with during this session. The dog or cat with long term seizure activity but poorly responsive to first line therapy will be dealt with in the first lecture. The most recent drugs used for this condition will be explained. Status epilepticus and cluster seizures are emergency issues affecting dogs and cats and require a rapid and logical approach to treatment. We will deal with these issues in a practical step by step manner so that treatment can be addressed in the most difficult to manage cases in practice.
What you’ll learn:
- What are the criteria used to consider an animal as refractory to first line seizure therapy
- What are the drug options used for a chronic refractory seizure case
- How should the drugs used for maintenance seizure therapy be used in dogs and cats
- What are the alternate treatment options for refractory seizure cases
- What are the pathophysiological effects of status epilepticus on the body and brain
- What are the first line drugs to be used in status and how should they be used
- What are the second drugs to be used in status and how would they be used
- What at home treatment recommendations exist for those animals that have cluster seizures
The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD
*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.