Fibromyalgia: Looking Good and Feeling Awful

by Instructor: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP); Instructor: Maureen Habel, MA, RN; Instructor: Sheila J. Leis, MS, RN, BC
Credentialed for: Nursing Professionals

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Fibromyalgia is a chronic and potentially debilitating disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Fibromyalgia is considered a syndrome because it is a collection of health problems that occur together but are not related to a specific cause. Fibromyalgia is similar to arthritis, but it is not a true type of arthritis. After osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is the second most common condition seen by rheumatologists. Like arthritis, fibromyalgia is classified as a rheumatic condition because it affects joints and soft tissues and causes chronic pain. By learning more about this often-misunderstood condition, healthcare providers can provide education and support to people with fibromyalgia.

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.
Maureen Habel, MA, RN, has been a director of nursing staff development and a director of clinical nursing services. She has taught healthcare management and leadership courses, and has played a key role as an American Red Cross disaster nurse. An award-winning nursing writer, Habel currently lives in Seal Beach, CA. Maureen Habel, MA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sheila J. Leis, MS, RN­BC, 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, 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 (4 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    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.


  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel CE Provider #: 50-290 Clinical Laboratory Personnel will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-LAB397
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss recommended methods for diagnosis of fibromyalgia; Discuss treatment options for fibromyalgia; Identify neurological abnormalities associated with fibromyalgia; Identify three primary symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; intermediate level Dietitians; intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Pharmacists; Physicians; 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.
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