Disciplines:
  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM
Peer Reviewer(s): Sandra L. Inman, PhD, RN
Item#: N1574
Contents: 1 Course Book (52 pages)

Fibromyalgia in Women, Updated 1st Edition



Price $19.95
Item # N1574
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Expiration Date: January 31, 2017

Fibromyalgia in Women is a continuing education for nurses examines the characteristics of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) in women. As information is becoming more widely known about FMS more health care professionals will be able to identify the patient with FMS and begin appropriate treatment. This updated course discusses the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic studies, nursing diagnoses and interventions, and collaborative care that can be used in the management of FMS. 

Orthopaedic Nurses - ONCB has approved this course for 3 contact hours in Category A toward recertification.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the incidence of fibromyalgia syndrome and the individuals who are most likely to be affected by fibromyalgia syndrome.
  • Discuss the etiology and pathophysiology of fibromyalgia syndrome.
  • Identify the common presenting signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome.
  • Discuss the collaborative care modalities used in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome.
Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM, is the Executive Director of the Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. She has over 27 years of nursing experience caring for women of all ages and socio-demographic backgrounds. Dr. Stiffler has served the Indiana University School of Nursing in various capacities since 2000, and is currently an assistant professor of nursing. She has served as Coordinator for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner major since 2004. In addition to serving as a nurse educator, Dr. Stiffler has contributed to the women’s health profession by using a multi-disciplinary approach to her practice as a certified nurse-midwife, integrating social work, pharmacy, radiology, physical therapy, genetic counseling, and much more into the clinical setting. In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Stiffler has authored many award-winning research publications on women’s health issues.
Sandra L. Inman, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services at Indiana State University. She has taught nursing courses for 15 years, most recently undergraduate and graduate adult health nursing and graduate measurement and assessment in nursing education. During her doctoral program, she participated in research activities with subjects who have fibromyalgia. Dr. Inman has co-authored, with James A. Inman, “Fibromyalgia and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Overcoming Hurdles for Successful Litigation” in the Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and Law, Winter 2009.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.