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Assessment and Diagnosis of CFS/ME in Adolescence for GP/Family Medicine professionals

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session introduces the learner to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and equips the learner with knowledge of when a diagnosis of CFS/ME should be made.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Recognise the presentation of CFS/ME in young people
  • Identify the major features of CFS/ME in young people
  • Identify the symptom criteria for CFS/ME in young people
  • Outline the medical investigations that need to be done to exclude other causes of fatigue in young people
  • Describe what to include in a full assessment for diagnosing CFS/ME in young people

 

Fatigue is a part of ‘normal adolescence’ in the UK today. The increase in fatigue between childhood and adolescence is most likely to be caused by the increased physiological demand of growth occurring alongside increasing educational, sporting and social demands. Most adolescents experiencing fatigue on a regular basis do not seek help from a doctor. Most are still able to get to school and maintain their usual social and extra curricular activities.


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Instructors / Speakers
Anna Gregorowski,
Nurse Consultant

Anna works as the Nurse Consultant in Adolescent Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital where she leads the Adolescent Health service. A major part of this work is delivering an outpatient multidisciplinary chronic fatigue service for children and young people. She has worked in adolescent medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for the past ten years, and with young people with CFS/ME for the past eight years. Anna has worked with transition issues for the past nine years and is a transition champion. Anna’s particular interests are chronic illness in adolescence, CFS/ME, family work and transition from paediatric/adolescent to adult care. 

Delivery
Title
Assessment and Diagnosis of CFS/ME in Adolescence for GP/Family Medicine professionals
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
13_003
Access Duration (in months)
12
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