Clinical Reasoning in Veterinary Neurology
How to become more confident with neurology patients?
Neurology is often considered the most difficult specialty and many practicing clinicians do not feel confident assessing patients with suspected neurological disease. This phenomenon is called ‘neurophobia’ and is associated with the belief that neurology patients can only be evaluated by neurology specialists. Many animals with neurological disease can however successfully be managed in first-opinion practice without the need for expensive diagnostics or advanced treatments. During this session we will discuss a step-by-step approach, called clinical reasoning, to neurology patients. You will see that even inexperienced veterinary surgeons can recognise important clinical clues that can help in reaching the most likely diagnosis in seemingly overwhelming neurological presentations. Following this step-by-step clinical approach will hopefully increase your confidence and joy when evaluating your next neurology patient.
Following this podcast, you will be able to:
- Become familiar with the principles of clinical reasoning
- Develop a logical step-by-step approach to neurology patients
- Learn which easy-to-identify clinical characteristics can help in reaching a likely diagnosis.
This PodcastPLUS comes with:
- Access to a pre-recorded video podcast
- A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutor
- Access to further reading and/or resources
- A self-assessed multiple choice quiz to qualify for CPD
- An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the quiz.