Syncope On-line Enduring Material Teaches Primary Care Physicians

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Syncope On-line Enduring Material Teaches Primary Care Physicians. If you are a physician, you don’t have to be an emergency medicine doctor or a cardiologist to encounter syncope. On our webcast to tell us about the common causes of syncope and how to approach it diagnostically is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Vijay Duggirala.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: CREATE a high yield framework for clinicians to diagnose syncope; and IDENTIFY reasons for hospitalization and invasive testing in patients with syncope.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of syncope
  • Evaluation of the patient with syncope
  • Physical exam of the patient with syncope
  • What to look for on the EKG
  • Who needs an EEG
  • Admission versus observation status
  • What to tell patients to do when they have vasovagal prodromes
  • What to do if you witness syncope outside of the hospital
  • Medications causing syncope
  • Driving restrictions after syncope

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