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Head Impulse Test (HIT)

presented by Jamie M. Caulley, DPT

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Financial: Jamie M. Caulley is a consultant on an NIH grant for STEADI implementation into rehab clinics and is a speaker for geriatrics courses with Evidence In Motion. She also receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Jamie M. Caulley implemented STEADI into outpatient rehab practice at Providence Health in Oregon. She has no other competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 3 Minutes; Learning Assessments: 2 Questions

The head impulse test (HIT) is a quick and easy test of vestibulo-ocular reflex function that can assist in clinical assessment of suspected vestibular dysfunction. It is particularly useful when the patient has more significant loss of vestibular function and is part of a testing battery known as the HINTS test for discerning acute CVA from acute vestibular neuritis in acute vestibular syndrome (AVS).

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the clinical utility of the head impulse test
  • Demonstrate the skill of assessing VOR with the head impulse test

Meet Your Instructor

Jamie M. Caulley, DPT

Jamie Caulley is a physical therapist working in an outpatient clinical practice for Providence St. Joseph's Health in Portland, Oregon. Providence St. Joseph's is an integrated healthcare organization with 8 hospitals, 45+ primary care clinics, and 35+ rehab clinics in Oregon and southwest Washington. She led clinical practice development for 17 years for Providence at…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Head Impulse Test (HIT)

This video will review aspects of the head impulse test, including how to accurately perform, document, and interpret results.

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