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, physical therapists, PTA’s and any other interested healthcare providers

Length of Course: 1 hour

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

  • By the end of this presentation, the participant will identify 3 treatment methods for MS.
  • Given a case scenario in which the patient is experiencing spasticity, the participant will design a plan of care which includes at least 3 interventions that address the implications of spasticity.
  • Given a scenario of the patient with MS on the medication fingolimod the participant will plan a PT program around the side effects.

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.

Physical Therapy: ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 1 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to time (e.g. hours). Expires 5/30/18

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

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