Neurogenic hypotension (nOH) accompanied by syncope and falls can be extremely debilitating. Not only does it increase morbidity and mortality, but it impacts a person’s quality of life and sense of autonomy. The cornerstone of nOH management is nonpharmacologic lifestyle changes and preventive measures. When these prove ineffective, addition of medications can help reduce symptoms. This case-based activity helps clinicians differentiate between orthostatic hypotension and nOH and offers treatment strategies that can offer substantial symptomatic improvement.
Case study with interactive benchmarking
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Screen patients for risk factors and symptoms of nOH to facilitate prompt diagnosis
- Incorporate nonpharmacologic strategies into the management of patients with nOH
- Identify appropriate pharmacologic treatments for nOH based on efficacy, safety, and patient factors
NPs and PAs
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In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education Alliance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 0.50, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit
Nurse planner: Susan Tiso, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, University of California, Irvine, California
AAPA Credit Designation
Continuing Education Alliance has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until May 17, 2021. PAs should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lundbeck.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Continuing Education Alliance, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Continuing Education Alliance are required to disclose to the audience any relevant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Ms Matson has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or CE Alliance staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 67%. The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.50 hours.
Release date: May 18, 2020
Expiration date: May 17, 2021
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