Fibromyalgia Therapy Interventions

Fibromyalgia Therapy Interventions

Course Expiration Date: 4/30/18

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.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will discuss fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome in relation to the diagnosis, symptoms, and aggregating factors related to these disorders. The focus will be on therapy interventions to help reduce pain, fatigue, hypersensitivity, and stress intolerance and how to progress and transition the patient to increase strength, ROM, and muscle strength/flexibility without increasing pain and ultimately making them pain free. In addition, the program emphasizes how patients can take charge of their health.

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: RN, MT, Social Workers and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
• By the end of the educational activity the participant will identify 3 aggravating factors of fibromyalgia.
• Given a case scenario in which the patient is experiencing the aggravating factor, stress intolerance, the participant will develop a plan of care using 3 interventions to reduce stress intolerance.
• The participant will analyze a care plan of a patient with fibromyalgia and synthesize a transitional care plan to increase range of motion and muscle strength/flexibility without increasing pain to assist in making the patient pain free.

Length of Course: 180 minutes

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, attendees will receive 3.0 contact hours.

Massage Therapists: This program has been approved for 3.6 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy. SC State Provider Number is 2. Expires 6/30/20.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.20 CEU (2.0 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.

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