Amaurosis Fugax

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  Amaurosis Fugax

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  7

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 31 Jan 2022
Last Reviewed: 31 Jan 2021
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

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Activity Description

The term amaurosis fugax is often used interchangeably to describe transient visual loss (TVL). However, it is employed widely in medicine to refer to any cause of transient monocular visual loss. Amaurosis fugax is a harbinger of an imminent stroke. This activity describes the causes, presentation, and diagnosis of amaurosis fugax and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the management of these patients.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the etiology of amaurosis fugax with special attention to the diseases presenting with this symptom.
  • Describe the pathophysiology behind the phenomenon of amaurosis fugax.
  • Summarize the clinical evaluation and differential diagnosis for diseases presenting with amaurosis fugax.

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Contributors

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Authors: Prasanna Tadi, Kinda Najem
Editors: Edward Margolin
Editors-In-Chief: Cliff CaudillJasleen Jhajj
Chief Medical Reviewer: Ria Monica Asuncion
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.  This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.1 hour(s) of pharmacology).

 

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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