Muscular dystrophy is a broad term used to label gene-related (hereditary) muscle-destroying disorders that affect muscles throughout the body. There are more than 20 specific genetic disorders considered to be muscular dystrophy. This course examines Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common of the muscular dystrophies. 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 muscular dystrophy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; 2. Identify the symptoms of DMD; 3. Define dystrophin and explain its role in causing DMD; 4. Explain the progression of DMD; 5. Explain how DMD is diagnosed; 6. Explain how DMD is treated. Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 0.75 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 and Pedorthists; 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 approves the 0.1 IACET CEUs for recertification.
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