Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Overview

4.2 out of 5 (10 Reviews)

Credits

1.25

Post Assessment Questions

6

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Activity Description

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a complex multisystem disease commonly characterized by severe fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, sleep problems, autonomic dysfunction, and post-exertional malaise, which can severely impair patients' ability to conduct the activities of daily living. Therefore, early diagnosis and prompt treatment are critical to prevent high morbidity and its overwhelming effect on the quality of life. This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and highlights the interprofessional team's role in evaluating and treating patients with this condition.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Review the appropriate evaluation of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Outline the management options available for chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Describe interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to ensure the best outcomes for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
American Board of Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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    Reviews

    Thomas P. on 3/5/2021

    The presentations was excellent. UGH, the evaluation section was so long, repetitive and tedious. It took almost as long to do that as to read the educational portion. You should have 2 different options, one to satisfy CME’s and one for MOC. This is my first activity after subscribing. I hope that all the evaluations aren’t like this one. I will probably just read the articles and forego the CME’s if they are.

    Patricia Lynn O. on 3/21/2021

    This CME activity promotes outdated and harmful treatment recommendations for MECFS. They go against CDC guidelines. Providers will cause serious harm to their patients if they use this Cme to update their knowledge. Bad bad bad!!!!! Will no longer be using this CE service!

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    Diane P. on 12/4/2021

    I am grateful to read the newer criteria for CFS. That is very helpful .

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