Course Overview

Description of the program


These free courses will provide Nursing  Professionals with information to attain a better understanding of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) and related disorders. This will enable these professionals to more readily recognize these complex conditions with often perplexing presentations and delineate treatment strategies. Any healthcare providers interested in learning more about EDS diagnosis and treatment are encouraged to view the presentations whether or not they desire the Educational credits.

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Content will be provided by leading experts in the field with varied backgrounds. Their sharing of experiences with these frequently misdiagnosed and often misunderstood conditions will help decrease misdiagnosis and late referrals for intervention. They will address the differential diagnosis of EDS and related disorders as well as associated conditions such as dysautonomia. Many medical disciplines encounter patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders. Misunderstandings regarding these conditions are still prevalent despite many recent advances in the field. Therefore, this curriculum is very timely and is essential learning for Healthcare Professionals in most every area of practice.

The backbone of this course is the first introductory course which provides an overview of these debilitating disorders. The balance of the programs address more specific areas of study pertaining to the care of patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and related disorders and may be viewed in any sequence. These programs contain general content within each medical discipline along with related cases studies which embody important clinical and diagnostic features. In addition to the text and video content, closed caption will be provided on the Youtube videos for each program in order to provide an optimal learning environment for those with hearing disorders.


Promoting Safe, Quality Healthcare for the Patient with EDS

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Advocacy & Navigation in the Care of Patients with EDS

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This program is directed towards a wide variety of learners including:  Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,  Registered Nurses and many other medical professionals.


It is recommended  to complete the introductory Overview course  before accessing any of the subsequent lectures. The balance of the modules may be completed in any sequence. It takes approximately 60 minutes for each course.

At the end of each section you will find the CNE quiz. and lesson Quiz Assessment . Your evaluation  input is very valuable to us and will be incorporated into the planning of future programming.

Healthcare Professionals who successfully complete the course quiz and Evaluation will be presented with a certificate. Each Healthcare Professional is responsible for claiming the number of hours they actually spent viewing the material. CNE credit  for each course will be typically good for a 12 month time period. These certificates will typically be good for use 1 year after the successful completion of each course. You may log in and out of the course at your convenience however once begun, you must successfully complete the CNE quiz and survey  to receive the CNE certificate. The CNE certificates will be available online and can be downloaded from the site as well for 6 years..