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NUR111 - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (2.0 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course the participant will understand Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS) and associated symptoms, causes and treatments. Objectives: Discuss the clinical course of ALS. 1. Describe persons affected with ALS; 2. List and discuss the symptoms and causes of ALS; 3. Explain how ALS is treated; 4. Discuss nursing care of the ALS patient; 5. Discuss hospice care of the ALS patient and family; 6. Explore ALS research being conducted. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 2.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 2.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.