3-hour On-Demand: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Price: $47 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description & Information:

  • Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population. While it is most prevalent in women —75-90 percent of the people who have FM are women —it also occurs in men and children of all ethnic groups. Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a chronic condition causing pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and jointsChronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis is a complex, multi-system, chronic medical condition whose pathophysiology remains unknown. No established diagnostic tests exist nor are any FDA-approved drugs available for treatment. This course provides an evidence-based medicine approach to current research into understanding these two disorders and current treatment options that apply a patient-centered approach to care. Intermediate level.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-19-015-H01-P, IRD: 5-2-19, ERD: 5-2-22. Knowledge based activity.

Course Objectives:

  • Summarize recent updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia.
  • Summarize recent updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • List the medication treatment options for fibromyalgia, including indications and major adverse effects.
  • Explain the underlying pathophysiology (central sensitization) of fibromyalgia.
  • State non-medication treatment options for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Explain the overall symptom complex and comorbidities associated with fibromyalgia.
  • Identify symptoms common across all myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) case definitions.
  • List the factors that make chronic fatigue syndrome difficult to diagnose.
  • State the role of diet and nutritional supplements in the treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Summarize the data on the leaky gut, autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia.

Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Heather Brady, Ph.D. RDN, LDN

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