Advancing the Role of the Nurse in the Management of MS in Rural Areas: An Online Curriculum

This online curriculum provides up-to-date information related to the comprehensive care of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in rural areas. Led by expert faculty with extensive experience in both MS care and rural health, it is designed to address the unique challenges faced by nursing professionals practicing in rural areas. Many of these challenges are exacerbated by events such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In a series of short video modules, the faculty share their perspectives, offering insights into best practices and strategies for overcoming barriers, with the goal of improving the comprehensive care of people living with MS.

Released: December 30, 2020

Expires: December 30, 2021

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target learning audience for this initiative is rural health nurses who provide care for people living with MS.

Commercial Support Acknowledgment

This activity is supported by an educational grant received from EMD Serono.

Faculty

Bonnie Blain, RN, CNN(C), MSCN (Chairperson)
Central Alberta MS Clinic
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Mary Filipi, PhD, FNP-C, MSN, BSN, RN, MSCS (Expert Faculty)
Adjunct Professor
University of Nebraska Omaha

Accreditation and Credit Designation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and Catamount Medical Education. CMSC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses completing these modules can earn up to 4.25 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

All others will receive a letter of completion.

Modules

Module 1 (30 minutes)
Module 2 (45 minutes)
Module 3 (15 minutes)
Module 4 (45 minutes)
Module 5 (45 minutes)
Module 6 (45 minutes)
Module 7 (30 minutes)

These activities are jointly provided by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and Catamount Medical Education.

About Me

The Continuing Medical Education Program is an integral part of the organization’s overall mission which aims to improve learners’ competence and performance‐in‐practice and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

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