Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD), including Parkinson Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis and Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis, are progressive and debilitating disorders in the nerve pathways to various muscle groups. As these conditions progress a frequent sequela are respiratory failure and death. Every year 1.5 Americans are diagnosed with a Neuromuscular Disease and this number is increasing in western civilizations. In this course you will learn of tremendous growth and breakthroughs in management, treatments and advances in the respiratory field that have improved the quality of life for persons with these diseases.
Social workers, respiratory therapists and registered dietitians will earn 3 contact hours. ACHAs will earn 3 (RC) hours. APRNs, RNs, and LPNs may self-submit to KSBN. Approved for 2.75 contact hours for OTs. Approval is pending for PTs.