Total CE Credit Hours: 1.25
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102293
About the Course:
Fibromyalgia is considered a prototypical example of a chronic pain syndrome characterized by pain centralization, amplification, and hypersensitivity. Despite comprising up to 20% of new rheumatology referrals, fibromyalgia remains a controversial condition and many sufferers spend frustrating years struggling to to receive a diagnosis and proper treatment for this condition that typically lacks objective confirmation of its presence and is commonly a diagnosis of exclusion. This article provides information regarding management of fibromyalgia to include medical treatment options and behavioral health approaches.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 2016 created by Akiko Okifuji, PhD and Jeff Gao, MD in 2016.
Pain Management, 6(4) 2016
Course Material Authors
This course is recommended for counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who are working with chronic pain patients and their families. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants and the content is at an intermediate level.
Identify US FDA-approved pharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia.
Discuss the use of opioids in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Describe nonpharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia.
Identify potential barriers to the treatment of fibromyalgia.
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