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Transient Global Amnesia

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  Transient Global Amnesia

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  4

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 21 Jul 2021
Last Reviewed: 21 Jul 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Transient global amnesia (TGA) is acute onset anterograde amnesia that is temporary and usually occurs in middle-aged and older individuals. It is often precipitated by particularly strenuous activity, high-stress events, or coitus, but it can be seen with migraines. Studies have been inconclusive as to whether there are risk factors for the development of transient global amnesia, though some have suggested an association with a history of prior heart disease, migraine, or hyperlipidemia. Patients often present with repetitive questioning and total anterograde memory loss that resolves within 24 hours. While there may be disorientation with respect to other people and location, the patients do not lose self-awareness. The symptoms, once resolved, rarely recur and no other neurological deficits present with this condition. The diagnosis is largely a diagnosis of exclusion. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of patients transient global amnesia and highlights the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify risk factors for transient global amnesia.
  • List the differential diagnosis of transient global amnesia.
  • Describe the evaluation of transient global amnesia.

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Authors: Sara Nehring, Benjamin Spurling
Editors: Anil Kumar
Editors-In-Chief: Mary Fitz-GeraldAdrian PredaKamalika Roy
Chief Medical Reviewer: Franklyn Rocha Cabrero
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
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