Therapeutic Advances: New Hope for Patients With ALS - PT779

Therapeutic Advances: New Hope for Patients With ALS

by Nicole Yarab, BA, RN and Lisa Bruening, MS, SLP
(4.5 / 22 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.25 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 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. This educational activity will provide an overview of the condition and the role of the healthcare team in management of this chronic, debilitating condition.


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 and discuss major signs and symptoms of ALS
  • Explain current approaches in the management of ALS
  • Discuss the roles of the interprofessional healthcare team in the care of patients with ALS

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physical therapists, physicians, and speech-language pathologists.
Physical therapists: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at 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 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 02/28/2022 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.
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S1230 for 5/1/19 to 5/1/20).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1905-39 for 7/10/19 to 01/31/20)
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/31/19 to 05/31/23.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/19 to 07/31/20.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 2/22/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/22/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/22/2022


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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Lisa F - Worland, WY  ·  Aug 13, 2019
Great course with a significant amount of useful information
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Melina S - Walnut Creek, CA  ·  Aug 06, 2019
great course with lots of good information
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Charisa H - Austin, TX  ·  Jul 23, 2019
good material. informative
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Donna M - Milford, CT  ·  Jun 07, 2019
up tp date important information for anyone working with this pop
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James M - Livermore, CA  ·  May 30, 2019
Good general review of ALS and some treatment options.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50