This course is available to the general public for purchase, and is intended for an intermediate audience of heath care professionals.

Fighting ALS – From the Beginning

3.0 CEUs

This course covers recent research has uncovered important barriers to ALS symptom recognition, diagnosis, and treatment.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • About ALS
  • Common barriers to early ALS symptom recognition
  • Recognize the early signs and symptoms of ALS
  • Recognize changes in daily activities
  • Getting an early, accurate diagnosis
  • Fight back with advocacy, support and education

Course Objectives:

  • List and describe the early symptoms of ALS
  • List and describe changes in daily function that can occur due to ALS
  • Name two common barriers to early, accurate ALS diagnosis
  • List 3 tools that can help ALS clients and family caregivers to adjust to diagnosis and change

Course Approvals:

  • NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 3.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20180718-3-A35527-DL – expires 07/18/2018, NAB approval# 20190718-3-A45842-DL – expires 07/18/2019.
  • CE Broker Approved for Florida Long Term Care Administrators, Nurses, and Certified Nurse Aides as well as District of Columbia Certified Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Resident Care)

About the Instructor

chris-kellyChris Kelly joined Griswold Home Care as the Director of Learning and Development in 2012. In this role, he works with a dynamic team to develop innovative learning and development programs for franchisees, healthcare providers, clients, and family caregivers. For the past 25 years, Chris has provided direct care, health education, support, and advocacy for children and adults who are facing challenging health conditions. Prior to joining Griswold Home Care, he served as Director of Education with the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. In this role, he managed all education and support programs for persons with dementia and the family/professional caregivers who support them. He also managed a 25-bed Alzheimer’s Special Care center for a national assisted living chain. Chris dedicated the early part of his professional career to providing personal care and activities therapy in the LTC and CMHC settings. He has earned a Master’s degree in Adult/Distance Education from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Psychology from LaSalle University. Chris has also presented for statewide, national and international conferences on the topics of Aging, family caregiving, Dementia, health literacy, and educational design. Chris has dedicated his professional career to his grandmother who lost a 13-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease., #1274, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/06/2014 – 01/06/2015. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 (clinical or social work ethics) continuing education clock hours.