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Dizziness and Imbalance in Primary Care course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
NHS

This session should explain the mechanisms underlying dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. The symptoms and signs associated with these common disorders together with their management will be outlined.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the mechanisms of dizziness/vertigo
  • Recognise the common symptoms and signs demonstrated by the patient with a balance disorder
  • Identify red flags for urgent referral
  • Set up an initial management strategy

Patients may report one or any combination of the symptoms and use the terms vertigo and dizziness interchangeably. They may also use a range of synonyms including light-headedness, giddiness, swimminess, heavy headed, muzzy headed and may link any of these symptoms with unsteadiness or imbalance, often with a sense of depersonalisation.


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Instructors / Speakers
Linda Luxon,
Consultant Neuro-otologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Linda Luxon is Professor of Audiovestibular Medicine at University College London. She has been a Consultant Neuro-otologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1980 having trained in General Medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital and Neurology at the Middlesex and National Hospitals. A main research interest has been the diagnosis and management of disorders of balance.

Delivery
Title
Dizziness and Imbalance in Primary Care course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Community and Primary Health Care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3_15_04
Access Duration (in months)
12
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