Continuing education Courses
There are now five courses in the U.S. that offer medical providers – doctors, nurses, social workers and physical, occupational, and speech therapists – the opportunity to receive continuing education credits for learning about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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U.S. healthcare providers – doctors, nurses, and social workers– can now watch Unrest and receive continuing medical education credits (CME/CE) through the American Medical Women’s Association and Indiana University School of Medicine.
Medical providers can earn their CME/CE directly by watching Unrest online and completing the short test.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched its third Medscape continuing medical education (CME) course for healthcare providers called, “Diagnosing Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Experts Weigh In.”
The goal is to increase recognition of symptoms of ME/CFS by using the Institute of Medicine (IOM) diagnostic criteria for patient assessment. The faculty include Lucinda Bateman, MD, Natalie Azar, MD, Nancy Klimas, MD and José Montoya, MD.
The video is intended for all healthcare providers with an emphasis on the primary care providers. The course, hosted by Medscape, provides CME/CE credit.
Accredited Course for physical, occupational, and speech therapists
The Workwell Foundation and Medbridge Education are offering the first-ever accredited course on ME/CFS for physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
The course is taught by Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS, Mark VanNess, PhD and Staci Stevens, MA.
Use promo code WORKWELL for discounted MedBridge subscription and gain access to +1600 online courses and more ($175 discount).
Michigan State Medical Society CME
Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is offering two, free, on-demand webinars on ME/CFS for healthcare providers to earn CME credits. There are two modules presented by ME specialist, Lucinda Bateman, M.D., founder and medical director of Utah’s Bateman Horne Center.
Module one is intended to help medical providers identify the core diagnostic criteria of ME/CFS and more confidently make a diagnosis. Each of the diagnostic criteria will be discussed, supported by a brief discussion of the evidence.
Module two is designed to help medical providers recognize the major treatable aspects of ME/CFS and design a common sense management plan in the absence of formal treatment guidelines. Focus will be on the core diagnostic criteria and common co-morbid conditions amenable to treatment.
Forgotten Plague CE
A course for social workers, nurses and other allied health providers to learn about myalgic encephalomyelitis, its history, current research, to meet patients and learn about the medical system’s inability to address many complex chronic diseases. The course includes documentary video along with supplemental self-study resources. Social workers will learn ways that they can assist their patients/families with resources and coping mechanisms.
Are we missing any CME/CE courses on ME/CFS from this list? Email [email protected] to let us know.