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.
- 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