Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Description: Introduce participants to the CFS case definition, illustrate the diagnosis process, and review management of the illness.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define CFS according to the 1994 Case Definition and discuss other definitions.
2. Explain the diagnostic process for chronic fatigue syndrome.
3. Discuss possible triggers, contributing factors, and physiology of CFS.
4. Identify management strategies in CFS.
5. Recognize the wide-ranging impact of CFS.

Target Audience: The Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is intended for the following clinicians who desire a basic introduction to CFS diagnosis, and management:
• Nurses
• Nurse practitioners
• Physician assistants
• Physicians
• Medical Students
• Dentists
• Psychologists
• Occupational Therapists
• Health Educators

Competencies Addressed:
Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice
• 6B4. Applies the basic public health sciences
• 6C4. Applying Basic Public Health Services

Course Duration (Hours): 1.1