Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know About Treatment

Course Expiration Date: September 30, 2017

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

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Course Description: This course will provide participants with knowledge about multiple sclerosis treatments, including medications, lifestyle changes, exercising and therapy, various procedures for spasticity, and mobility aids. A discussion about temperature sensitivity, bowel and bladder dysfunction is also included.

Instructor: Marie Moore, NP, MSCN

Target Audience: nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, and licensed counselors and therapists and any other interested healthcare providers

Length of Course: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • list 3 treatment methods used for multiple sclerosis.
  • identify the disease courses in multiple sclerosis.
  • list the current FDA-approved-Disease-Modifying Medications used in the management of multiple sclerosis.
  • identify 3 methods to manage symptoms of multiple sclerosis and how to work those into a patient education plan.

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1 contact hour and 0.25 pharmacology hour.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Workers:  This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hour of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

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Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.