Fundamentals of Autonomic Dysfunction - Perspectives from a Patient, Parent, and Health Care Provider
Two attendance options:
Each case of POTS is different. It is easily mistaken for other conditions and is difficult to diagnose. The majority of POTS patients are women ages 13-50 years old. About 1 to 3 million people suffer from this disorder in the United States. So, what is POTS and how can healthcare providers contribute to a solution for the millions of individuals currently suffering? This session will answer these questions and more, and shares the story of a patient who suffered for more than four years through visits with countless healthcare providers and medical specialties because a POTS diagnosis was always overlooked.
DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.
- Empathize with the patient journey from diagnosis through treatment and management.
- Develop an approach to the diagnosis and management of tired teenagers.
- Discuss both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy of adolescent autonomic dysfunction.
IMPORTANT! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DMU is closed to external visitors. Only individuals with an active DMU badge may attend on-site.
Shelley P. Ahrens, DNP, APRN, CNP
General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, POTS Clinic, Mayo Clinic
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Shelley P. Ahrens, DNP, APRN, CNP - Speaker
- Jill Dirkx - Speaker
- Morgan Dirkx - Speaker
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 1B
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 IBON
Two attendance options:
- Des Moines University students, faculty, and staff - No registration is necessary to attend on-site or register through Zoom to attend on-line.
- All other interested individuals - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DMU is closed to external visitors. Only individuals with an active DMU badge may attend on-site. Register through Zoom.