Guillain-Barre syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. In other words, the body damages its own nerve cells outside of the brain and spinal cord. This course provides an overview of the disorder, including descriptions of symptoms, causes and treatment options. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. Define Guillain-Barre syndrome; 2. Describe the common signs and symptoms of the disorder; 3. Explain the causes of GBS; 4. Describe treatment options available. You should complete the course DMGT005a - Overview of the Immune System before taking this course. Continuing education: 1.0 contact hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC), 0.5 Scientific (S) PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists and Therapeutic Shoe Fitters;1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. RESNA and NRRTS will accept the credit on any course that is AT-related. For questions concerning if a specific course is approved, please contact RESNA and NRTTS directly.
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