Syncope Top 10
Syncope is a relatively common occurrence in the general population and can represent a benign vaso-vagal response or a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia or other severe cardiac condition. Because of the broad differential diagnosis, the evaluation and management of the patient can be time-consuming and complex.
You will learn:
- To enumerate an effective differential diagnosis of syncope and its underlying causes.
- To define an appropriate assessment for the patient presenting with syncope.
- To list high-risk findings associated with syncope that suggest a cardiac cause.
Author(s): Dr. Amy West Pollak
Estimated time to complete: 2o minutes
Credit hours: .25
Method and Medium: Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.