Sick and Tired: Recognizing and Treating Fatigue in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
A CME program sponsored by the Academy of Neurology worth 1.0 credits. Fatigue is the most commonly reported symptom in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Fatigue interferes with sustained usual function, and is a significant cause of loss of employment and disability in otherwise unimpaired persons with MS. Additionally, contributing factors, such as other symptoms due to MS and co-morbidities that can contribute to and worsen primary MS fatigue, need to be addressed as well. Despite its prevalence, primary MS fatigue is often under recognized and treated in the MS population. This course includes information about the presentation and mechanisms of MS fatigue, as well as treatment strategies for both primary MS fatigue and contributing factors.
Psychosocial Intervention in Multiple Sclerosis: Strategies for Mental Health Professionals
This continuing education program for mental health professionals is offered at locations around the country. The program addresses a variety of topics, including an overview of the disease; adapting to life with MS; cognitive dysfunction; sexuality and intimacy; and parenting choices and challenges. By participating in this program, mental health professionals will be better able to help people affected by MS cope with and adapt to the intrusion of MS in their lives. Licensed mental health professionals who complete the program are encouraged to contact their local chapter for information about becoming part of chapter's referral list of mental health providers.
Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis: Strategies for Physical and Occupational Therapists
This continuing education program provides an overview of the disease and looks at rehabilitation using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Function (ICF) to examine MS and body structures and function, and how the disease affects activities and participation and one’s interaction with the environment. Resourceful, skilled rehabilitation therapists can help people with MS maximize independence, productivity, comfort and self care over the course of the disease, helping to maintain mobility, safety, and quality of life as the disease progresses. The program is offered at locations around the country.
Continuing Education Offerings for Health Care Professionals
Multiple Sclerosis: The Nursing Perspective
Now in its 5th edition, this resource describes the pivotal role played by nurses, often acting as the hub of a multidisciplinary team as well as the patient's link to, and advocate within, today's complex medical system. Through a collaborative agreement with The CE Solutions Group, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing, nurses can obtain 5 contact hours for successful completion of this self-study course.
Multiple Sclerosis: A Focus on Rehabilitation
Now in its 4th edition, this resource describes the unique role of rehabilitation professionals—physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists—in promoting functional independence, preventing complications, and enhancing overall quality of life. Through a collaborative agreement with The CE Solutions Group, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing, nurses can obtain 4 contact hours for successful completion of this self-study course; physical therapists must obtain approval from their state licensing board.