Nursing CPD Institute

Fibromyalgia

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 03 February 2021
This session explores the known pathophysiology, diagnosis and management options for Fibromyalgia.

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“Gain an understanding of the known pathophysiological changes that occur in patients with Fibromyalgia”

Course Content

‘Fibromyalgia is a debilitating syndrome. It affects 2% of the population with a peak incidence in middle-aged women. The syndrome is characterised by its hallmark features of widespread somatic pain and deep tissue tenderness, which result from sensitisation of neural pain pathways’. This session explores the known pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the known pathophysiological changes that occur in patients with Fibromyalgia
  • Gain general  knowledge regarding signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia
  • Receive information regarding non-pharmaceutical management options for patients with Fibromyalgia
  • Enhance your understanding of the approved drugs for use in managing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia
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