Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Overview

4.8 out of 5 (161 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

9

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a genetic disorder affecting collagen formation and function. It affects virtually every organ system, which can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Complications of this disease include arterial rupture, organ rupture, joint dislocation, chronic pain, and fatigue, among many others. Proper diagnosis of EDS is essential to improving the overall health and well-being of affected patients as well as mitigating these complications. This activity outlines the background, presentation, evaluation, and management of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and its complications. It further highlights the role of an interprofessional team in ensuring the best patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the diagnostic approaches and the importance of proper identification of this condition.
  • Describe the various differential diagnoses for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
  • Summarize the multitude of disease complications of Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
  • Outline the importance of an interprofessional and collaborative approach to the care of patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) to improve overall patient well-being and satisfaction in the face of this chronic disease.

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I highly appreciate the testing strategy offered by stat pearls. Clinical application is a much better indicator of learning than regurgitation of information read.

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The topics are very interesting and put stress over the clinical aspects .

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This was a difficult topic - very happy I reviewed it. With the 3M coding updates it appears as a possible diagnosis associated with many disease conditions.

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