In recent years, the treatment landscape for migraine has expanded immensely—and now includes triptans, gepants, and CGRP antagonists, among others. With the expansion in medication options, choosing the optimal agent for your patient can be complex. In this video lecture, an expert breaks down the various available drug classes, their indications, and comorbidities and patient factors that may influence migraine treatment choice. Also discussed are signs and symptoms to be aware of in migraine diagnosis, the difference between acute and chronic migraine, and nonpharmaceutical strategies to complement pharmaceutical treatment.
Interactive video lecture
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Assess patients with symptoms suggestive of migraine using appropriate screening tools and criteria
- Implement strategies for migraine treatment and prevention based on current evidence-based guidelines
- Determine suitable medication options for both episodic and chronic migraine prevention and treatment
NPs and PAs
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In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange 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: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit
AAPA Credit Designation
Practicing Clinicians Exchange 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 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until March 30, 2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA course advisor: Lawrence Herman, DMSc, MPA, PA-C, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This program is cosupported by educational grants from Alcon Vision, LLC; Biohaven Pharmaceuticals; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biohaven Pharmaceuticals.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. 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 available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Herman: fees for non-CME/CE services: Novo Nordisk.
Dr Moriarty: consulting fees/fees for non-CME/CE services: Allergan/Abbvie, Amgen, Biohaven, Lilly; contracted research: Teva.
Dr Tiso has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose, except Dr Herman as noted above.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- View the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the evaluation form
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.
Release date: March 31, 2022
Expiration date: March 30, 2023
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