Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

FREE online CPD module composed of 10 clinical cases assessing your knowledge of ME/CFS. Receive a 1 Hour CPD Certificate on successful completion of this module.

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ME/CFS CPD | Module Overview

10 Questions

This online ME/CFS CPD module will challenge your clinical knowledge and patient management as a Healthcare Professional.

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CPD Certificate

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Dr Nina Muirhead | Resource Author

"Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a common and severe complex multisystem disease with many sufferers waiting years for a diagnosis. The narrative and education to date have neither aligned with the patient experience of this illness nor communicated the emerging biomedical evidence.

Following the coronavirus pandemic thousands of people will know how severe and debilitating the symptoms of fatigue can be. Millions will understand the experience of being housebound, but for most these experiences will have lasted days, weeks or months.

Imagine feeling viral, exhausted, unwell and in pain, confined to your bed or house, lying in a dark room for years or even decades. The world has been shocked by the damage that viruses can do, and soon we will need to examine the consequences of chronic post-viral illness including ME/CFS.

In writing this module I have started from scratch. I have drawn on the international peer-reviewed literature and emerging international ME/CFS educational resources and have been fortunate to receive significant contributions from medical experts, scientists and patients.

I am humbled by the contributions of those who are severely ill and the effort and energy they have devoted to this collaboration. I recommend that you read the four pre-course peer-reviewed papers before embarking on the learning module. It would be of great help if you could take a minute to click through the pre-and post-course questionnaire so that more accurate information can be gathered to help develop and update future ME/CFS learning materials.

This module is just the start. There will be some who take time picking through the evidence and I welcome your opinion and future collaboration. For others, it may be an extra CPD point. For the patients that are recognised, believed and diagnosed because you have taken the time to do this learning module – it could be life-changing."

Dr Nina Muirhead BA(oxon) BMBCh(oxon) MRCS DOHNS MEd PGDipDerm

Dr Muirhead is also associated with or alumni of: Oxford University, Open University, Cardiff University, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians.

ME/CFS CPD | Aims & Objectives

This online CPD module is designed to update and assess your clinical knowledge and patient management of the evolving international biomedical narrative on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. On successful completion of this module, you will have an improved understanding of:

Post-exertional malaise as a principal feature of ME/CFS

Main diagnostic features of ME/CFS

Commonly comorbid conditions related to ME/CFS

The importance of early and accurate diagnosis

The dangers of prescribing exercise for ME/CFS

Differential diagnoses that may emerge when considering and following a diagnosis of ME/CFS

Relevant blood tests and investigations excluding alternative diagnoses and establishing disease features relevant to ME/CFS

Evaluating the needs of individuals in formulating treatment plans and propose the need for the development of disease-specific pharmacological management

The importance of providing patients with relevant documentation in connection with applications for state benefits, and social and community care

The heterogeneous nature of the condition, common patterns of onset, fluctuating levels of ability, variability in presentation, course of illness and outcomes, and range of severity

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