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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

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