Access to Valuable MS Information and Resources
If you are a physician, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or other allied heath professional or clinician and have patients with MS, you will find a wealth of valuable resources and information at our Professional Resource Center. This Center houses the most comprehensive library of MS information in the world, and includes access to professional publications, patient information materials, professional education, fellowship and training grants and current updates on research and clinical trials - all designed to provide current information on MS to enhance the quality of care for MS patients.
The Professional Resource Center also offers clinical consultation services with MS experts in your field of care to discuss MS cases as well as insurance and long term care issue issues, As a physician, you are invited to consult with one of our experts via email at MS_info@nmss.org. Allied professionals have access to consultation with an MS specialist by emailing HealthProf@nmss.org. You may also call the Center at 1-866-678-7328 (866-MS-TREAT).
In support of you and your patients, the chapter also has an office that provide local programs and services, including care management, materials on living with MS, wellness and education programs, financial assistance and local community resources. Our expert staff is ready to assist you at any time. Contact at Jen Jacobs at 480-968-2488 for more information.
Access to the Latest Information at Your Fingertips
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is pleased to offer you the new, FREE “MS Diagnosis & Management Healthcare Professional App”, a unique tool and resource that provides important information about the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis for practicing clinicians. The App is a concise compilation of up-to-date and easy-to-reference information that you can access at no charge as a FREE downloadable Apple and Droid “App”. (You can also download as a .pdf.)
Highlights of this App include:
- Signs and symptoms characteristic of MS
- The four MS disease courses
- 2010 Revised McDonald Diagnostic Criteria for MS
- Differential diagnoses
- Elements of the diagnostic workup, including typical findings on brain and spinal MRI, and cerebrospinal fluid analysis
- Common clinically-isolated syndrome presentations
- Treatment strategies including disease-modifying medications and relapse and symptom management
- Assessment scales including the Kurtzke Functional Systems Scores, Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale, Bladder Control Scale, and Two-Question Screening Tool for Depression
- National MS Society resources for clinicians and their patients
Download the App at the Apple Store or Android Market now!