Fibromyalgia is a chronic and potentially debilitating disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. It is not an autoimmune, inflammatory, muscle, or joint disorder. Fibromyalgia is the second most common condition seen by rheumatologists. Fibromyalgia has no clearly defined cause, diagnostic test, or cure. Despite the chronic and complex course of fibromyalgia, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments can help decrease symptoms and disability. Fibromyalgia symptoms can improve with education, exercise, cognitive therapy, and medications.
The goal of this course is to provide healthcare providers with information about fibromyalgia, including its possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
Relias LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 0.5 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.
Georgia Board of Nursing
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Certified Health Education Specialist
Sponsored by Relias LLC, 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 0.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
American College of Sports Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 0.5 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
New Mexico Board of Nursing
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Pharmacy
Florida Board of Pharmacy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
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