Therapeutic Advances - PT189

Therapeutic Advances

New Hope for Patients with ALS

by Nicole Lessard Yarab, BA, RN
PT189
(4.6 / 550 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease involving the upper and lower motor neurons that control voluntary movement. When neurons can no longer transmit impulses to the muscles, the muscles begin to atrophy, and weakness increases over time. According to the ALS Association, about 5,600 new cases of ALS are diagnosed each year, and it is 20% more common in men than in women. However, as each group ages, the incidence equalizes. ALS incidence rates are increasing more rapidly than can be accounted for from an aging population. This educational activity will provide an overview of the condition and the role of the healthcare team in management of this chronic debilitating condition.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to update nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, physicians, speech-language pathologists, and radiologic technologists on recent developments in the treatment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List four symptoms and signs of ALS
  • Cite three nervous system functions that remain unaffected in ALS
  • List four important functions of the healthcare professional team in the care of patients with ALS
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, physicians, speech-language pathologists, and radiologic technologists.
 
Nurses: 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.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 17S5470 for 06/22/17 to 06/22/18).
 
The Florida PT Association (approval no. CE18-539100 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The TN PT Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 2017-249 for 06/20/2017 to 06/19/2018).
 
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE010079 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no.  2016-854 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
 
This course has been approved by the MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 07/23/13 to 07/23/17.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
 
Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.

Course Originally Released on: 5/5/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/5/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/5/2018

 

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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Robyn R - Jackson, WY  ·  Jan 21, 2019
Full of information and practical information.
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Dawn C - Corpus Christi , TX  ·  Jan 12, 2019
Very insightful and interesting
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James S - Bristol, CT  ·  Jan 08, 2019
excellent course and well reviewed
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Linda A - Burlington, NJ  ·  Dec 31, 2018
Excellent information for clinicians serving these clients
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Ryan W - Venetia, PA  ·  Dec 30, 2018
good course. I enjoyed how to learn more about als.
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Price: $19.00
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