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Fibromyalgia: Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia: Chronic Pain

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 9.5
Pharmacology Hours: 2.50

Price: $28.41
Course Free with purchase of unlimited courses!

Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 5/28/2017
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Course Description
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. To understand fibromyalgia as a syndrome nurses require knowledge of chronic pain and how to recognize the clinical presentation and support patients to experience improved outcomes. The purpose of the course is to provide nurses knowledge about chronic pain syndromes and medical and alternative treatments as it relates to fibromyalgia.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Fibromyalgia: A Chronically Painful Condition
    1. Other Types of Chronic Pain
      1. Nociceptive Pain
      2. Neuropathic Pain
  3. Pharmacological Treatments
    1. Antidepressants
    2. Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
    3. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
    4. Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors (DRIs)
    5. Nor-Epinephrine Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors (NDRIs)
    6. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MOIs)
    7. Nor-Epinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (NRIs)
    8. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
    9. Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)
    10. Sedative-Hypnotics
    11. Muscle Relaxants
    12. Opiates and Opioids
    13. Additional Pharmacologic Treatments
      1. Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
      2. Milnacipran (Savella)
      3. Acetaminophen
      4. Tramadol (Ultram)
      5. Guaifenesin
  4. Integrative Treatments For Fibromyalgia
    1. Dietary Supplements
      1. 5-Hydroxytryptophan
      2. S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine
      3. Magnesium
      4. Melatonin
      5. St. John’s Wort f. Capsaicin
    2. Acupuncture
    3. Chiropractic Manipulation
    4. Massage Therapy
      1. Augmentation strategies for stress relief
    5. Sleep
  5. Hormone Balance: Stress Related Disorders
    1. Nutrition
    2. Exercise
    3. Biofeedback
  6. Summary
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The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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