CE/CME No: CR-1312
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• Explain the incidence, predisposing factors, and pathophysiology of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
• Describe the typical presentation and history of symptoms in the patient with BPPV. Describe exam findings that may point to other causes of vertigo/dizziness.
• Describe how to perform the Dix-Hallpike test, the Epley maneuver, and the liberatory maneuver.
• Discuss diagnosis and management of BPPV based on current clinical practice guidelines. Describe positive Dix-Hallpike test results.
• Discuss evidence-based changes in the approach to patients with vertigo that are needed in primary care and the emergency department.
Mary Jo Howell Collie is a family nurse practitioner at Bland County Medical Clinic in Bastian, Virginia, and serves as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students.
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