A10.1.Given a patient with “dizziness”, conduct a history so as to distinguish true vertigo from other types of dizziness.
A10.2.Identify which medications are likely causes of dizziness.
A10.3. Conduct a relevant physical exam so as to rule out serious causes of dizziness, including assessment of orthostatic blood pressure, cerebellar & cranial nerve function, and cardiac exam.
A10.4.Identify patients with BPPV and be able to demonstrate the Epley maneuver for these patients.
A10.5. Understand the differential diagnosis for central and peripheral causes of vertigo


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