Emerge Australia provides a range of information, support and professional development options to help healthcare practitioners to accurately diagnose and support patients with ME/CFS and Long COVID.
ME/CFS can be profoundly disabling. Early diagnosis enables appropriate management that may help to reduce further disability. Diagnosis and management is possible in a general practice setting, alongside a multi-disciplinary team.
There are many strategies healthcare professionals can use to support patients, including:
Our education team is dedicated to supporting health professionals to provide the best possible care for people who live with ME/CFS and its associated conditions, including Long COVID.
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Although there are no TGA approved treatments for ME/CFS or Long COVID, healthcare practitioners can do a lot to support patients. This includes supporting patients with: Energy management strategies such as pacing and rest.
An accurate diagnosis of ME/CFS is possible in general practice using accepted diagnostic criteria.
Patients with Long COVID who present with post-exertional malaise (PEM) should have ME/CFS included in the differential diagnosis as the presence of PEM may change activity and exercise advice.
The field of ME/CFS has changed since the last Australian Clinical Guidelines were published in 2002. Here you will find two CPD education modules based on the latest ME/CFS evidence and further resources.