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Vertigo

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Start Date
05-Nov-2019
Location
Online
End Date
05-Nov-2022
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

Vertigo is a symptom associated with the sensation of movement. It includes spinning, tilting and swaying. Vertigo is often described as a feeling that your surroundings are spinning around you.

It is estimated that each year, 1 in 10 people will experience vertigo or dizziness (Robinson 2016).

The primary cause of vertigo is an inner ear problem or condition, the most common of these being benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

Other causes of vertigo include vestibular neuronitis (inflammation of the vestibular nerve), Ménière's disease, head injuries, stroke, circulation problems and infections (Healthdirect 2017; Dommaraju et al. 2016).

The feeling of vertigo might be barely noticeable, or it might be so severe that a person finds it very difficult to keep their balance and carry out everyday tasks. ‘Attacks’ of vertigo can happen very suddenly or last a long time (NHS 2019).

Generally, vertigo is generally not considered serious except when it increases the risk of falls (Healthdirect 2017; Mayo Clinic 2018) or other at-risk settings, e.g. driving.

Most of the already listed causes of vertigo are benign, however, serious conditions such as multiple sclerosis, tumours and psychogenic causes must be considered, particularly in the case of older patients and/or patients with a high risk of vascular disease (Dommaraju et al. 2016).

Delivery
Title
Vertigo
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
05-Nov-2019
End Date
05-Nov-2022
CPD Points
4m of CPD
Price
Free
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