Fibromyalgia - CHES397

Fibromyalgia

Looking Good and Feeling Awful

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Sheila J. Leis, MS, RN, BC
CHES397
(4.5 / 33 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Price: $20.00
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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 multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physicians.
 
Health educators: 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 lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

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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Kathleen C - Lincoln Park, NJ  ·  Jun 06, 2017
The course was very informative in disspelling the myth of what fibromyalgia is.
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ULA B - OSSINING, NY  ·  Mar 21, 2017
This course was very interesting to me. The causes and symptoms of fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose but with persistance and dedication some kind of solution can be forthcoming.
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Diane H - Wilkes Barre, PA  ·  Oct 04, 2016
Well presented and easy to understand
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JODI G - Ravenna, OH  ·  Sep 08, 2016
It was informative and interesting.
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VIRGINIA M - Columbia, MO  ·  Mar 22, 2016
Hello. I read and answer the questions while I substitute for Kelly Educational Staffing.
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