Multiple Sclerosis: New Options for Care - CMEZ238

Multiple Sclerosis: New Options for Care

by Nancy Joyce Holland, EdD, MSCN, RN and Rachael Stacom, MSCN, MS, ANP and Stephanie C. Reznick, MD
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This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive disease of the central nervous system (CNS) caused by damage to the protective myelin sheath covering neurons. It is estimated that there are more than 2.3 million people worldwide with MS. In the United States, the average person has a 0.1% chance of developing MS. MS lesions, or plaques, disrupt electrical impulses from neurons in the CNS to muscles that can affect mobility, elimination, energy, vision, and other functions. This course discusses diagnosis, symptom management, treatment, and nursing care of patients with MS.


The goal of this multiple sclerosis (MS) continuing education program is to provide general information to bolster healthcare professionals’ knowledge of treatment, including management of symptoms and relapses as well as approaches to slow disease progression. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Distinguish the classifications of MS.
  • Outline the basic pathophysiology of MS.
  • Identify two interventions for each of the MS symptoms reviewed: fatigue, mobility impairment, and elimination dysfunction.
  • Describe the treatment for acute relapses.
  • Recognize the various treatment options for chronic MS.
  • Discuss how members of the interprofessional team can collaborate to manage a patient with MS from a team care perspective.

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/14/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/2/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/2/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Suzanne D - Alexandria, VA  ·  Oct 24, 2019
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Monica H - Miami, FL  ·  May 16, 2019
very informative and helpful will use in practice
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Rafael G - Miami, FL  ·  Mar 05, 2019
Great Material, Excellent
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Rebecca R - Greensboro, NC  ·  Oct 31, 2018
interesting and would like to see more on MS
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Grace M - Grayson, GA  ·  Oct 30, 2018
This was the best CE course I've taken with relevant information
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50