Online Program

Why Can't This Child Get to Class? Learn how ME/CFS keeps youth from attending school

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“Why Can’t This Child Get to Class?”
 Learn How ME/CFS* Keeps Youth from Attending School
*Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This program is provided by ANCC-Accredited Provider, Northeastern University School of Nursing, in collaboration with joint provider, Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association.



Featured content experts: Dr. Peter C. Rowe, Pediatrician, Director, Children's Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic at John Hopkins, and Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Peter C. Rowe, Pediatrician, Director, Children's Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic at John Hopkins, and Professor of Pediatrics, and Lisa Hall, RN. Northampton Integrative Medicine, discuss an illness and disability that keeps afflicted children from attending school for months or even years at a time: ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a disease the Centers for Disease Control calls America's hidden health crisis. 

                                         Dr. Peter Rowe        


ME/CFS is a highly debilitating disease with neurological, immunological and energy production impairments that afflicts 21,000-52,000 in MA, and 1 to 2.5 million in the US -- adults and children. The Institute of Medicine (now the Academy of Medicine) 2015 report states that up to 90% of patients are either not diagnosed or misdiagnosed.

This program also features taped videoconference interviews with parent Amy Mooney about her daughter Lizzie's journey with ME/CFS, and parent Denise Flores about her family's struggle with ME/CFS. 

                                                                         



Cost: $ 25.00

Contact Hours 3.25

Objectives:
As a result of this 2.5 hour online program, school nurses will be able to:
  1. State the estimated prevalence of ME/CFS in youth
  2. Describe the illness and treatment options
  3. Describe the patient and family experience: impact of ME/CFS on education and quality of life for youth; families’ experiences of ME/CFS in schools and connections with providers.
  4. Describe the Role of the School Nurse with students suspect to have ME?CFS and resources/referral options

Presenter: Dr. Peter C. Rowe, Pediatrician, Director, Children's Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic at John Hopkins, and Professor of Pediatrics.

Lisa Hall, RN, is a healthcare professional who has worked with ME/CFS patients for 17 years. During that time, she has been the head nurse at Northampton Integrative Medicine, one of Massachusetts's largest clinics serving patients with chronic illness, such as ME. Lisa facilitates and coordinates care for patients. She speaks from the perspective of an ME/CFS health care provider.





Presenter Disclosure Statement:
The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare.

The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.


Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2016U018


Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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