On Demand: Master Clinical Neurology Part 1: Neurolocalization
2 hours CE │ Self-paced Through this segment, viewers will become familiar with the essential basic concepts of neurology. We will discuss the goals of a neurological examination, demonstrate the execution of a complete neurologic exam, define each neurolocalization unit of the nervous system (forebrain, brainstem, spinal cord, nerve and muscle), and review the function and location of lower motor neurons (LMN) vs upper motor neurons (UMN). Through understanding of these concepts, viewers will be able to effectively identify neurologic disease and localize the lesion to a specific area of the nervous system. Estimated time to complete: 2 to 2.5 hours
Our much-loved Master Clinical Neurology course is now available for CE credit on-demand! Originally presented in 2020, these recorded sessions are ready to be your anywhere-anytime-study-guide to master neurology at your own pace.
Through this three-part series, Veterinary Neurologist and Educator, Bill Bush, VMD, DACVIM (Neurology), will share practical tips for localizing lesions, managing inflammatory brain disease, vestibular disease, acute and chronic seizure management, and more. All principles will be reinforced through video case examples.
Begin with a single segment of the course or register for all three at once – the choice is yours! By completing all three segments and passing each quiz with a score of 70% or better, you’ll earn 7.5 hours of RACE Approved CE. For the best learning experience, we recommend progressing sequentially through Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.
Part One: Neurolocalization (2 videos, 2 credit hours)
Through this segment, viewers will become familiar with the essential basic concepts of neurology. We will discuss the goals of a neurological examination, demonstrate the execution of a complete neurologic exam, define each neurolocalization unit of the nervous system (forebrain, brainstem, spinal cord, nerve and muscle), and review the function and location of lower motor neurons (LMN) vs upper motor neurons (UMN).
Through understanding of these concepts, viewers will be able to effectively identify neurologic disease and localize the lesion to a specific area of the nervous system.
Estimated time to complete: 2 to 2.5 hours
Part Two: Seizures (3 videos, 3.5 credit hours)
In part two, viewers will study the identification, causes, treatment, and prevention of seizures. Upon completion of this segment, viewers will understand how to differentiate seizure-like episodes from true seizures, and will be able to utilize history, signalment and exam findings to determine the likelihood that a seizure is being caused by idiopathic epilepsy vs structural disease. Viewers will also hear recommendations for treatment and long-term management of seizures. Data and clinical justifications will be presented, to aid in medication selection and optimize outcomes for every patient.
Estimated time to complete: 3.5 to 4 hours
Part Three: Vestibular and Inflammatory Diseases (2 videos, 2 credit hours)
In the final segment, viewers will learn to readily identify clinical signs relating to vestibular disease and inflammatory CNS disease. Concepts will be presented to aid in patient-side differentiation of vestibular signs as “peripheral” or “central”. Viewers will understand how to communicate prognosis and treatment recommendations for both peripheral and central lesions.
Viewers will also learn how to define, identify, and treat inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord, with emphasis placed on the most common form – meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown etiology (MUE).
Estimated time to complete: 2 to 2.5 hours
- Earn up to 7.5 hours RACE Approved CE
- Part One: 2 hours
- Part Two: 3.5 hours
- Part Three: 2 hours
- Learn at your own pace! Registration includes unlimited access to course videos for 12 months
- Instant access to course videos and notes immediately following registration
- Instant delivery of your CE Certificate, upon each successful completion of a course segment (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three), and passing quiz score (70% or better)
- Plus, after course completion, access your CE Certificate anytime from your Account Dashboard! Never lose a CE Certificate again.
*Master Clinical Neurology Parts One, Two, and Three are approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 7.5 CE Credits, with a maximum of 7.5 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician.
These RACE approvals are for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of anytime/on-demand. These approvals are valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE course numbers: 20-859943, 20-859953, 20-859963
Meet the Speaker:
William Bush, VMD, DACVIM (Neurology)
Dr. Bush was an English major at College of the Holy Cross and a naval officer prior to graduating near the top of his class at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. He then completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bush then returned to the University of Pennsylvania for a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery, where he earned numerous research and teaching awards. After finishing his residency, he settled into the DC Metro area and practiced locally until launching Bush Veterinary Neurology Service in 2005. Bush Veterinary Neurology Services has now expanded to five locations across the east coast.
His practical, straight-to-the-point way of teaching has made him a favorite speaker at LSVA and across the globe! LSVA veterinarians who attended his workshop in 2019 had nothing but great things to say about Dr. Bush, and kept conversations going right up until it was time for him to fly home!
Here’s what our attendees are saying about Dr. Bush:
“I think the seminar was well worth attending. I’m really thankful to all the hard work and dedication put in by everyone involved. I definitely feel more confident in my clinical neurology. Very well done.”
“Great job!! This was a fantastic experience.”
“Very good information – very relevant to practice…”