Migraine Headache – A Focus on Prevention – Nurse Practitioner

  Price  $6.95

  Credits  1.5


Migraine is a condition that involves headache (often moderate to severe) accompanied by symptoms such as nausea and light/sound sensitivity. It is typically serious enough to interfere with daily activities. Over 39 million Americans between the ages of 12 and 80 have migraines. Overall, 18% of women and 6% of men are affected. The typical age of migraine onset is 20 to 24 in American women and 15 to 19 in American men. it is most common between the ages of 18 and 44. Migraine is a disabling condition that creates a substantial economic burden. Over half of migraine sufferers report severe disability or the need for bed rest during attacks. Migraine places stress on an individual's relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers; often because others do not perceive it as a debilitating condition. People with migraines have higher medical costs than allergy and sinusitis symptoms (eg, runny nose, nasal stuffiness, pain around the forehead and eyes) indicated sinus headaches. Many allergists and neurologists state that sinus headaches are actually rare.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner


Katherine S. O'Neal
Kelly Scolaro
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the types of migraine headache and the typical features of a migraine attack. List reasons a person may require preventive therapy.
  2. Formulate a management plan for a patient who suffers from migraines, including rescue therapy and prevention options.
  3. Recognize the medications that have the best evidence for efficacy in migraine prevention.
  4. List the primary side effects, precautions, and administration instructions for medications used for migraine management.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Nurse Practitioner : 0798-0000-21-303-H01
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.