This course is available to the general public for purchase, and is intended for an intermediate audience of heath care professionals.
The “Invisible” Side of MS
Recent research has identified an urgent need to uncover and manage the “invisible” (also known as “psychosocial”) symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. This course incorporates multiple instructional modalities to ensure that learners understand the common barriers to assessing and managing invisible symptoms.
Topics covered in this course include:
- About Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- The impact of invisible symptoms of MS on quality of life
- The disconnect – Prescribers are primarily focused on medical symptoms
- The disconnect – People with MS may be reluctant to discuss invisible symptoms
- Key elements of a psychosocial assessment
- Treating the invisible symptoms of MS
- List and describe five “visible” (physical) symptoms of MS
- List and describe five “invisible” (psychosocial) symptoms of MS
- Identify two barriers to recognizing and treating invisible symptoms of MS
- Explain why invisible symptoms need to be recognized and treated
- Describe the role of the healthcare extender in assessing and managing invisible symptoms
- List five healthcare extenders who support people with MS and their family caregivers
- Identify one validated assessment tool that healthcare providers and extenders can use to recognize and discuss invisible symptoms
- NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 3.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20190422-3-A44112-DL – expires 04/22/2019.
- 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
EasyCEU.com, #1274, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. EasyCEU.com 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.