Fibromyalgia Therapy Interventions

Fibromyalgia Therapy Interventions

Course Expiration Date: 4/30/20

CE program brought to you by South Carolina AHEC through AHECU. 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.
To register go to www.upstateahec.org If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00 payable you enroll at www.upstateahec.org . If you require special assistance, please contact the office at 864-349-1160.

Course Description: This course will discuss fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome and various treatment modalities.
Educational Level: Introductory

Classification Code for AOTA: Category 1 Domain of OT and Category 2 Occupational Therapy Process

Instructional Method: Asynchronous online PowerPoint® lecture, Pre-Test, Post-Test and Evaluation
To pass this course you must view the lecture, complete the pre-test and evaluation and score at least 80% on the post-test.

Contact Hours: 3.0 contact hours/.30 CEU’s for AOTA

Instructor: Hima Dalal, OTR/L, Reiki Master, Fibromyalgia Specialist, Energy Medicine Practitioner is President of Vital Energy Therapy. She is a board certified Occupational Therapist with 35 years experience in outpatient and hospital therapy.

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and all other interested Healthcare Providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
• Define fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome.
• Explain the diagnosis and symptoms.
• List the aggravating factors.
• Discuss therapy interventions that help reduce pain, fatigue, hypersensitivity, and stress intolerance.
• Identify how patients can take charge of their health.
• Discuss how to progress the patient and transition the patient to increase strength, ROM and muscle strength/flexibility without increasing pain and ultimately making them pain free.

Length of Course: 180 minutes

Credit Statements:
Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 3.0 contact hours.

Massage Therapists: This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy. SC State Provider Number is 2. Expires 6/30/2018.

Occupational Therapists: Upstate AHEC is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course has been assigned 0.3 AOTA CEU’s. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.30 CEU (3.0 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.
The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

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.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given if you have accessed an online course. You may cancel via email at bstoray@upstateahec.org or telephone, 864-349-1160.


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