A new Continuing Medical Education (CME) course, Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), has been made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health care providers make take this course for CME credit; others, including the public, are welcome to view the course without credit.
Description: The Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) course is a web-based training course designed to teach clinicians and other healthcare professionals about the background, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of CFS. Lesson 1 provides an overview and definition of CFS. Lesson 2 teaches about making a diagnosis of CFS. Lesson 3 reviews possible triggers or causes of CFS and Lesson 4 gives an overview of management strategies. Lesson 5 discusses the impact of CFS. After the lessons, two clinical case studies will be presented.
The Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is intended for the following clinicians who desire a basic introduction to CFS diagnosis, and management:
- Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
- Medical Students
- Occupational Therapists
- Health Educators
Well-known CFS clinicians Lucinda Bateman, M.D. and Nancy Klimas, M.D. participated in the development of this course.
This course will be available until June 27, 2014.