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Digital Seminar

Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Susan Fralick-Ball, PsyD, MSN, CLNC, CH
Full Day
Audio and Video
Dec 11, 2017
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


  • Managing the Many Medications for Multiple Sclerosis
  • How to Keep the Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Safe
  • Education Needs of the Myasthenia Gravis Patient
  • New Drugs Available for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Put Yourself in the Shoes of the Patient with Guillain-Barré
  • Meeting Quality of Life Issues for the Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

You work with patients every day who have been devastated by the diagnosis of a neuromuscular or neurodegenerative disorder. Patients are overwhelmed physically and emotionally and their families are stressed about providing the care their loved ones need. They look to you, their healthcare provider, for answers and the reality is you are challenged trying to manage the complexity of the disease process, ensuring compliance with the multiple medications prescribed and identifying strategies to maintain the patient’s quality of life. Susan Fralick-Ball understands these challenges because she has worked with these patients for over 40 years and her insights are remarkable. Join her for this comprehensive program guaranteed to provide you with the latest updates on medications, the most effective symptom management strategies and tools you can use the very next day to improve the care you provide.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.

California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


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Access never expires for this product.


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Multiple Sclerosis

  • Initial Signs & Symptoms
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Medication Management from A to Z
  • New Medications Available
  • Symptom Management Strategies
  • Coping with Disabling Fatigue

Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis
  • Know the 10 Signs
  • Identifying the Stage
  • Ensuring a Safe Environment
  • Advance Directives & Patient Wishes
  • Medication Options to Slow Progression

Myasthenia Gravis

  • Risk Factors
  • Medications to Avoid
  • The Autoimmune Process
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Pathways to Recovery
  • Medication Options
  • Cholinergic vs. Myasthenic Crisis
  • Critical Education Needs for Compliance

Parkinson’s Disease

  • What We Know & Don’t Know
  • Major Motor & Non-Motor Symptoms
  • Secondary Manifestations
  • Deciding When to Add Medications
  • New Medications for Symptom Management
  • Effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Alternative Treatment Options


  • Disease Variants
  • Clinical Course of Recovery
  • Treatment Options
  • Preventing Secondary Injury
  • Psychological Stressors for the Patient & Family

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Progression Challenges
  • Symptoms Related to Area of Loss
  • Interventions by Symptom
  • Assessing Quality of Life Issues
  • Clinical Trials for Treatment
  • Alternative Means of Communication
  • Helping the Family Cope with End of Life Concerns


  1. Categorize the risks and benefits of the newer drugs for Multiple Sclerosis.
  2. Assess the degree of fatigue found in MS and its management plan.
  3. Plan for safety in the care of the patient with Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Formulate an educational plan for the patient with Myasthenia Gravis.
  5. Analyze the different drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease, choosing the best option to treat the patient’s symptoms.
  6. Evaluate the risks and benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation.
  7. Develop a plan for prevention of secondary injury for the patient with Guillain-Barré.
  8. Prioritize the quality of life needs for the patient with ALS.

Target Audience

Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists


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