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Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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.

Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee; Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor.
Sheila J. Leis, MS, RN­ is a full-time nursing faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has more than 15 years' experience as a professional development specialist in a Magnet hospital. She has previous experience as a nurse manager and was certified in medical/surgical nursing for more than 25 years.is a full­time nursing faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has more than 15 years' experience as a professional development specialist in a Magnet hospital. She has previous experience as a nurse manager and has been certified in medical/surgical nursing for more than 25 years. Sheila J. Leis, MS, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. She has over 25 years of nursing experience, primarily in acute care and professional development. Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    0.50HOURS


    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.


    Nurses will receive 0.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

    0.50HOURS

    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.


    This activity is approved for 0.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    0.50HOURS


    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

    0.50HOURS


    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

    0.50HOURS


    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.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-026-H01-P
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    0.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Pharmacy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This module is approved for 0.5 contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-FCTO
  • Hours:

    0.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify at least three primary symptoms of fibromyalgia.; List treatment options to manage fibromyalgia.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Fibromyalgia
    Background
    What Goes Wrong?
    Presentation
    Delays and Difficulties with Diagnosis
    Diagnostic Workup
    What Treatment Helps?
    Patient Education
    Exercise
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Complementary and Alternative Therapy
    Medication
    Lifestyle Changes
    Psychological Support
    Learning More About Fibromyalgia
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Meet Becky
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Fitness Professionals; Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Nurses; Pharmacists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.