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An Evidence-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Migraines in Adults in the Primary Care and General Neurology Setting

An Evidence-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Migraines in Adults in the Primary Care and General Neurology Setting

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Stanford University School of Medicine

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The Department of Neurology at the Stanford University School of Medicine

Course Description

This online CME activity provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of migraine for primary care providers and general neurologist. We will cover key concepts in the diagnosis and management of migraine through an online interactive video-based course with cases to reinforce your knowledge. Migraine is a type of chronic headache disorder which requires ongoing maintenance to prevent attacks. It is one of the most disabling conditions and a common disorder evaluated by primary care physicians and general neurologists. The diagnosis of migraine and standard of care treatment approaches including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies will be reviewed. Patient and family counseling as well as educational resources for patients will also be provided upon completion of the course.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from family practice, primary care, internal medicine, neurology and psychiatry.

Dates, Duration & Fee

  • Release Date: December 17, 2018
  • Expiration Date: December 17, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1.50 hours
  • CME Credits Offered: 1.50
  • Registration Fee: FREE

Please review all of the information on this page before clicking the Courseware tab at the top of the page to begin the course.

To Obtain CME Credits

  • Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
  • Complete the CME Post-test, CME Evaluation Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
  • You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
  • Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
  • Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop strategies to accurately diagnose migraine headaches and provide appropriate treatment plans.
  • Distinguish migraine headache from other headache disorders.
  • Recognize the reasons not to use opioids or butalbital containing products for migraine treatment.
  • Utilize non-opiate standard of care medication treatments for migraine.
  • Employ national headache diagnostic and management recommendations.
  • Use evidence-based medicine to treat migraines, specifically, prescribing triptans as first line therapy for severe migraines.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Module 1: Maggie, Young Adult
  • Module 2: Maggie during Pregnancy
  • Module 3: Maggie Perimenapausal
  • Module 4: Elderly Maggie
  • Course Wrap-up
  • Resources and References
  • Help!

Disclosures

The following planners, speakers and authors have indicated that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Addie Peretz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Co-Director
Speaker

Robert Cowan, MD, FANN
Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Clinical Professor (by courtesy) of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Co-Director
Author

Rebecca Miller-Kuhlmann, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Planner
Author

Yohannes Woldeamanuel, MD
Instructor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Planner

Nada Hindiyeh, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Planner

Technical Design and Development

Kimberley Walker, PhD
Stanford EdTech

Greg Bruhns
Stanford Online

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled.

Accreditation and Designation of Credits

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please check with your state’s credentialing board for their requirements.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement

The Stanford University School of Medicine has received and has used undesignated program funding from Pfizer, Inc. to facilitate the development of innovative CME activities designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to implement advanced technology. A portion of this funding supports this activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal: http:/ /lane.stanford.edu/portals/cultural.html.

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Contact Information

If you are having problems contact the CME Online support team at cmeonline@stanford.edu and we will follow-up with you to resolve your issue.

Bibliography

Acute Treatment of Migraine (Vargas, 2018)
https://journals.lww.com/continuum/Fulltext/2018/08000/Acute_Treatment_of_Migraine.7.aspx

Preventive Therapy of Migraine (Schwedt, 2018)
 https://journals.lww.com/continuum/Fulltext/2018/08000/Preventive_Therapy_of_Migraine.8.aspx

Migraine Treatment in Pregnancy and Lactation (Calhoun, 2017)
  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11916-017-0646-4

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine with Aura - Is there still a risk (Calhoun, 2017)   https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/head.12960

For a complete list, please view the References/Bibliography page in the Course.

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    040
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  3. Estimated Effort

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    Free
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