Migraine Toolbox Series

To start the course, please click here: www.mycme.com/migrainetb


Frederick Godley, MD, FACS
Providence, RI


The Migraine Toolbox is a free, comprehensive “how to” course in managing migraine. It covers the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. It includes downloadable practical tools, including questionnaires, medication guidelines for clinicians, a patient brochure and other resources. Those with migraine have many symptoms and therefore are seen by a wide range of medical professionals. This educational program will enable primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, gastroenterologists, and other non-headache specialists to care for these patients.

Migraine is a complex neurological disorder that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. One out of every nine patients suffers from migraine. Approximately 50 percent of people with migraine are undiagnosed, and half of those diagnosed are unhappy with their treatment. For many, proper diagnosis often does not come until their condition becomes chronic. Migraine affects the entire body to include areas of medicine beyond headaches. Given that fact and its prevalence, we have developed an alternative to becoming a full-blown headache specialist to enable a wide range of clinicians to take care of their patients in managing this disease.

Course Objectives:

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

Module 1 – Diagnosis:

  • Recall details about migraine disease prevalence
  • Define common migraine diagnostic criteria
  • Paraphrase the essential concepts of migraine pathophysiology
  • Describe a strategy for evaluating patients with migraine disease

Module 2 – Treatment:

  • Identify migraine triggers
  • Describe effective lifestyle changes for migraine disease
  • Compare and contrast both preventive and interventional medications for migraine disease
  • Describe different options in neuromodulation
  • Describe the pros and cons of CGRP blockers
  • Recall the basics of medical marijuana

Module 3:

  • Recognize the pattern of symptoms and age of some migraine-related pediatric disorders
  • Treat pediatric headaches
  • Recall the most effective therapies for migraine patients presenting to the Emergency Department
  • Describe the options and the techniques of occipital and sphenopalatine nerve blocks
  • Explain the relationship of migraine disease to post-traumatic headache syndromes, whiplash injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Recall the indications for inpatient admission for patients with migraine.

Module 4:

  • Define a Medication Response, or Overuse, Headache and replacement therapy.
  • Describe the presentations of Vestibular Migraine.
  • Explain the relationship of Vestibular Migraine from Meniere’s Disease and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
    Describe the treatment options of Vestibular Migraine.
  • Distinguish Cluster Headache from Migraine.
  • Recite the treatment options for Cluster Headache
  • Describe the effects of hormones on migraine
  • Distinguish the treatment options for menstrual migraine, pregnancy, breast feeding and menopause.
  • Describe the value and the risk factors related to hormonal supplementation

Post-test and Evaluation:

In order to receive credit, participants must view the content of the program and complete the post-test and evaluation for each module. Participants who receive a grade of 70 percent or greater on each post-test will receive credit. You may receive credit for participation in each module.

Statements of credit will be available to print immediately. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

Recommended for: Any non-headache specialist healthcare professionals who encounter patients with migraine.

Price Free
CEUs Module 1: 1.0

Module 2: 2.0

Module 3: 1.0

Original Release Date: October 16, 2018 (Module 1)

Expiration Date: October 15, 2019 (Module 1)