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Distinguishing Between Primary Care Needs and the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis: A Collaborative Approach to Appropriate Referrals

Presented by: The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

This program is supported by Teva Pharmaceuticals, EMD Serono, and Novartis through an educational grant.

Specialty: Neurology

Release date: February 10, 2014

Valid through: February 15, 2016

Target Audience:

Primary Care Providers (PCPs), Internists, Physician Assistants (PAs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and Nurses

Program Overview:

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) have collaborated to present a CME and CE accredited program designed to help primary care providers distinguish between routine primary care needs and specific symptoms of multiple sclerosis that may require referral to an MS specialist.

This cased-based, interactive program is based on content presented during the AANP 2013 AANP 28th National Conference held at the Palazzo and Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19, 2013.

The goal of this CE and CME program is to present clinically valid case studies related to medication choices, life style issues, and MS symptom management – all to illustrate the importance of communication and collaboration among healthcare providers. It is important for primary care providers to identify and diagnose primary care needs before referring patients to MS specialists.

Featured faculty include: Nick Burnett, DNP from Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, State Center, Iowa; Stephanie Agrella, NP; Edward Fox, MD, PhD; Lori Mayer, MSN, DNP(c), MSCN, CCRP all from Central Texas Neurology Consultants.

Credit Type

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Hour

1.0 Nursing Contact Hour