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This basic-level course identifies the pathophysology of multiple sclerosis the physiological and psychological effects of MS on patients and those people at risk for multiple sclerosis. Several methods are listed for diagnosing MS. The course explains how to distinguish between the drugs used to manage multiple sclerosis and the various management techniques used for MS patients.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention
- Identify the pathophysiology of MS.
- Identify the effects of MS on patients.
- List the methods used to diagnose MS.
- Distinguish between the drugs used to manage MS.
- Name those people at risk for MS.
- Identify rehabilitation management used for MS patients.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the side effects of drug management of MS.
- Describe the situations thought to produce decreased neurological function and exacerbations in a patient with MS.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to establish a positive relationship between the physical therapy professional and a patient with MS.
Gail Bryant, RN, MSN, CRRN, is a registered nurse with a bachelor's Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Michigan and a Master's Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Texas. In addition she has a nursing certification in rehabilitation from the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Gail is a tenured Associate Professor at the College of Santa Fe and was chairperson in the Department of Nursing for two years from 1987 to 1989. As an educator she received the prestigious teaching ward "Burlington Teacher of Excellence Award" for her contributions to teaching courses in the areas of medical surgical and clinical nursing. She has continually worked as a charge nurse on the Physical Rehabilitation Unit and the Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Unit of St Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe New Mexico. As an author she has written several chapters on "Modalities: Immobilization with Casts Braces and Splints" for such textbooks as Orthopedic Nursing and Orthopedic Journal. Recently she published an article on "Stump Care" in the American Journal of Nursing. As a successful biomedical writer and educator she is frequently asked to do research lecture and write in the areas of disease and rehabilitation.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
- 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.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- 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.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.