Cluster Headaches
by Expert Reviewer: Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD, RPh; Expert Reviewer: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, DABPN (CME Contributor/Reviewer); Expert Reviewer: Suzanne Albrecht, PharmD, MSLIS; Instructor: Andrea Weeks, PharmD

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

One of the most agonizing types of headache is the cluster headache. Cluster headache is primarily a neurovascular disorder. It typically presents with intense, strictly one-sided retro-orbital or periorbital headache that is often accompanied by obvious craniofacial cholinergic symptoms. The majority of cluster headaches have a short duration, which ranges from five to 180 minutes. In some cases, the headaches occur every day; in others they may occur six to eight times a day. It is this regularity that is the key to diagnosis. Once an organic pathology has been ruled out, the treatment of cluster headache is usually drug therapy. For selected patients with intractable headaches, a variety of surgical procedures may help reduce or eliminate cluster headaches.

About the Course Author

Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD, RPh, is critical care clinical pharmacist at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, N.J. Kavitha S. Dalal, PharmD, RPh has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, is the co-founder/senior executive at Boston Medical Publishing, eMedicine, and Pearlsreview. Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, DABPN (CME Contributor/Reviewer) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Suzanne Albrecht, PharmD, MSLIS, is a freelance writer who lives in Illinois. Suzanne Albrecht, PharmD, MSLIS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Andrea Weeks, PharmD, is an infectious disease clinical pharmacist and pharmacy residency co-director/preceptor for Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pa Andrea Weeks, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-0513-0000-16-044-H01-P
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the epidemiology and risk factors for cluster headaches; Discuss the various clinical features of cluster headaches; List the abortive and prophylactic agents used to treat cluster headaches
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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