ME/CFS CPD education modules

Emerge Australia has partnered with ThinkGP to produce a two-part, RACGP CPD and ACRRM PDP accredited, online education series.

These modules are based on best-practice clinical information to assist all health professionals to diagnose and support patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

The two, one-hour modules are each worth RACGP C2 2pts or ACRRM 1pt on completion.

Registered health professionals can enrol to complete the modules for free.  

First module: Busting the myths and redefining myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)

This first module aims to educate GPs and others working in primary care about our evolving understanding of ME/CFS as an illness. In addition, it addresses myths surrounding diagnosis and treatment.  

Click here to access module 1

Second module: Ensuring a patient-centred approach to care for people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) 

This second module focuses on quality of life and incorporating the multidisciplinary team.  

It provides details on making a differential diagnosis, the non-core symptoms of ME/CFS, management in specific populations, and the development of a patient-centered treatment plan.

Click here to access module 2

ME/CFS Back to Basics  

This is a 20 minute, recorded education session that provides fundamental information about ME/CFS and principles of management. It was presented to a group of nurses and social workers. However, anyone wanting a quick, foundational introduction would benefit.  

We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the presentation:

“…thank you for a fantastic presentation....we reflected on the presentations we had throughout the day and the whole team expressed how valuable your presentation was to their work.” (NUM, HIP Echuca Health) 

ME/CFS resource for school nurses 

School nurses can make a big difference in the life of a student with ME/CFS. School nurses are well placed to work in partnership with the student, their family, teaching staff, and the learning and support teams within the school, developing appropriate accommodations to allow students with ME/CFS to continue to attend school and connect with their peers. 

Please read more about supporting students with ME/CFS in a school environment by downloading our flyer. 

Keep up with the latest research about ME/CFS  

Emerge Australia’s monthly Research Digest summarises the latest Australian and international research journal articles on ME/CFS. The Research Digest focuses on biomedical research and contains three or four short summaries of recent research publications. 

Read the latest issue or sign up to have the Research Digest delivered by email so you don't miss out on future issues. 

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