Return to Inservice Topics List

Multiple Sclerosis

Inservice Summary

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. It is thought to be caused by an abnormal inflammatory process that is triggered in susceptible individuals by a combination of environmental, lifestyle, infectious, and genetic influences. The onset of multiple sclerosis is age related and affects women far more than it does men. It is a progressive disease and many people who develop MS will eventually have significant disabilities. The four categories of MS are discussed, including drug and non-drug treatment.

After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the pathologic process that causes multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of MS.
  • Identify the presentation patterns of MS.
  • Identify medications that are used to treat MS.

Inservice Outline

  • Introduction
  • Multiple Sclerosis and the Nervous System
  • Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Statistics on Multiple Sclerosis
  • Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Disease Patterns of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Caring for a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis

How it Works


1. Choose Inservice


2. Play Inservice


3. Staff take online or paper quiz


4. Training record is available to view or print any time you want