Fibromyalgia - AT397

Fibromyalgia

Looking Good and Feeling Awful

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Sheila J. Leis, MS, RN, BC
AT397
(4.5 / 229 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (1.00 hours)

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Price: $29.00
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Summary:

Fibromyalgia is a chronic and potentially debilitating disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Fibromyalgia is called a syndrome because it is a collection of health problems that occur together, but are not related to a specific cause. Fibromyalgia is similar to arthritis, but it’s not a true type of arthritis. However, after osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second-most common condition seen by rheumatologists. Like arthritis, fibromyalgia is classified as a rheumatic condition because it affects joints and soft tissues and causes chronic pain. Since 1990, the American College of Rheumatology has recognized fibromyalgia as a chronic painful noninflammatory condition that affects muscles. Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3% to 6% of the world population. While it can affect people of all ages and any ethnic group, up to 90% of those with fibromyalgia are women.

Objectives:

The goal of this fibromyalgia continuing education program is to provide nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physicians with information about fibromyalgia, its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and research in progress. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify neurological abnormalities associated with fibromyalgia
  • Identify three primary symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Discuss treatment options for people with fibromyalgia
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physicians.
 
Athletic trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 hour of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/5/2006
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/23/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/23/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
 
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
 

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MARY M - Honolulu, HI  ·  Aug 21, 2017
Helpful in understanding diagnosis
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Nancy A - Universal City, TX  ·  Jul 06, 2017
This course was extremely informative, organized and easy to read. It enhanced my knowledge quite a bit and I feel like I better understand this condition. I would definitely recommend other people to take this course
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VERONICA V - MONTEBELLO , CA  ·  Jun 30, 2017
great information in course
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Charlene G - irvine, CA  ·  Jun 30, 2017
very informative information
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Maricel E - Bowie, MD  ·  Apr 25, 2017
very useful for us nurses.
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ONLINE
Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50