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Vertigo - PT670
Spinning Out of Control

PT670 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN and Melissa Chung, PT, DPT, NCS
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This course will be discontinued on 8/31/14 because a new version of it (PT716 Vertigo: Spinning Out of Control) is now available.
The purpose of this program is to inform nurses and physical therapists about vertigo, its causes and its treatment with medications and therapeutic exercises. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name five common causes of vertigo
  • Name the most common medications to treat vertigo
  • Describe three maneuvers to diagnose and treat vertigo

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses and physical therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 13S0584 for 01/30/13 to 01/30/14; 14S0491 for 01/31/14 to 01/31/15); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP130019849 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021548 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4893 for 02/15/13 to 02/14/14; 5506 for 02/15/14 to 02/14/15); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE004393 for 03/18/13 to 12/31/14); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1050-2012 for 02/26/13 to 01/31/14; 208-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 02/07/13 to 02/07/17 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 03/12/13 to 07/31/14.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4683 for 02/01/13 to 02/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 11/19/2015

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