Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care


October 11th, 2019 - October 11th, 2022
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours
1.00 MOC Points

Description

Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care.

The learner should be able to distinguish between ‘upper motor neuron’ and ‘lower motor neuron’
weakness and subsequently be able to choose an appropriate test for further evaluation of the patient’s weakness. Approach to patients with weakness secondary to lower motor neuron lesions using a pattern recognition approach.



 

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Dates and Times

End Date: 10/11/2022

Objectives

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:  UNDERSTAND the physical exam findings that accompany upper motor neuron weakness; RECOGNIZE typical patterns
of upper motor neuron weakness and know what imaging should be obtained; DESCRIBE weakness patterns commonly seen in subjects presenting with muscle, nerve and motor neuron diseases; and IDENTIFY weakness patterns commonly seen in subjects presenting with neuromuscular
disorders.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Upper motor neuron verus lower motor neuron
  • Initial steps in the approach to the weak patient
  • When to admit the patient to the hospital for urgent evaluation
  • Pronator drift testing
  • Fasciculations
  • Management of the patient with increased muscle tone
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Guillian Barré syndrome

Webcasts Files

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Speakers

  • Dr. Bakri Elsheikh, MD
    • Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care
  • Dr. Samantha LoRusso, MD
    • Approach to Muscle Weakness in Primary Care

Accreditation

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.