Guillain-Barré Syndrome - PT43

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

by Stewart Ross, PT, DPT, OCS, LMT, CLT-LANA
(4.4 / 906 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Guillain-Barré syndrome was first described by French physician Jean Landry in 1859, and it was further described and named by the French physicians Georges Guillain, Jean Alexandre Barré and André Strohl in 1916. GBS is classically defined as an acute monophasic demyelinating polyneuropathy, which is characterized by symmetric ascending flaccid weakness associated with diminished muscle stretch (deep tendon) reflexes, and sensory impairment in a typical distribution (stocking glove) accompanied by autonomic perturbations. Incidence of GBS is reported as one to two per 100,000. Incidence increases with age, and it’s highest among people ages 50 to 74. However, there is a minor peak among young adults.


The goal of this Guillain-Barré syndrome continuing education program is to provide healthcare providers with an evidence-based review of the medical and therapeutic management of Guillain-Barré syndrome. After reviewing this module, you will be able to:
  • Define Guillain-Barré syndrome and list the subtype variations
  • Describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis and prognosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Explain the medical and therapeutic management for patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Approval Information
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 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 2/28/2022 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:
Tthe OH PT Association (approval no. 18S8327 for 9/9/18 to 9/9/19).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539582 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval 1801-228 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 08/01/16 to 08/01/20.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/18 to 07/31/20.
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: 9/3/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/8/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/2/2020


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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Danette M - x, AL  ·  Feb 22, 2020
More focus on actual treatment methods for PT's would be helpful.
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Jolanta B - Grapevine, TX  ·  Feb 21, 2020
Great information about the disease and treatment. Would like more information about physical therapy considerations in treatment of patients with GBS.
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Joseph M - Mt. Juliet, TN  ·  Feb 06, 2020
GBS scale and prognostic prediction of disability very useful
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Jennifer P - Sheboygan, WI  ·  Jan 30, 2020
very informative. Thank you
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Michele C - Elkton, MD  ·  Jan 13, 2020
Very informative and applicable to PT
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