MS229 – GP Refresh – Neurology
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 RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology Simon Platt 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!
Using the neurological examination to find the disease
The most important aspect of the neurological cases we deal with is confirming where the disease is and putting this together with the history and clinical presenting signs to come up with a list of possible causes. In this session we will cover the most essential and meaningful parts of the neurological examination and unravel the mysteries of what each component means using videos to help us identify where the disease is and then working out what the possible causes could be.
What you’ll learn:
- How to do a hands of evaluation of the presenting patient
- How evaluate the cranial nerves
- How to evaluate reflexes and understand what they tell us
- Where to localize the disease to
- How to develop a list of differentials to consider
Head tilts and brains on fire!
The common clinical signs of vestibular disease include head tilt, nystagmus and ataxia. The location of the responsible lesion can be determined using a neurological examination which will be described in this lecture. The common causes of peripheral and central vestibular dysfunction will be described. Once the lesion localisation has been covered and the most common differentials reviewed, we will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of CNS inflammation as a set of diseases which rarely have a definitive diagnosis but need an aggressive treatment for the treatable approach.
What you’ll learn:
- How to localise peripheral vestibular disease
- How to localise central vestibular disease
- What are the causes of peripheral vestibular disease and their management
- What are the causes of central vestibular disease and their management
- Specific management of CNS inflammatory disease
Seizures – from start to finish
There are many drug options available for the dog and cat with seizures which include phenobarbital, potassium bromide, levetiracetam and zonisamide. The theory behind ideal seizure management and the facts about the drugs we use will be covered in this session which will also include information on the possible adjunctive treatments available for this disease which include acupuncture, diet and vagal nerve stimulation.
What you’ll learn:
- What is a seizure and how to differentiate it from other causes of acute collapse
- How to work a seizure case up
- When to start treatment
- The pros and cons of all the available seizure medications
- What to do when seizures become an emergency
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.
Course Feedback :
“It has given me a greater knowledge and confidence in dealing with neurological cases.”
“It was a superb course, the lecturer provided a lot of useful information and delivered it in a clear, understandable terms, explaining all necessary physiology, but also equipped the listener with simple tools that help to make use of the knowledge in real life. Neurology really sounded quite simple and fun!”
“Fantastic course. Excellent speaker. Very practical and down to earth. Nice to have a bit of sense of humour too!”