Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

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1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” is a neurodegenerative disease of the motor neurons. This activity reviews the etiology and evaluation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In addition, it outlines the treatments and interventions available. This activity highlights the role of the interprofessional healthcare team in evaluating and treating patients with this condition.

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

  • Summarize the etiology of ALS.
  • Outline the typical findings on the examination of a patient with ALS.
  • Describe the interventions available for patients with ALS.
  • Review the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to enhance the coordination of care for patients affected by ALS.

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Muscle degeneration pathology is very interesting in a very active society on the move.

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I really enjoyed the article it had some very informative and interesting information.Thank you!

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Perhaps links to other content regarding some of the imaging techniques mentioned would be pretty cool.

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It is a long topic but still I learned a lot even if I feel tired reading. Still Thank you very much .

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