What Clinicians Need to Know About AFM

acute flaccid myelitis: Recognize. Hospitalize. Report.

Do you know the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM? If you suspected a patient had AFM, would you know how to manage them? Do you know the time of year when AFM is more common, and how to report a suspected case?

In preparation for the next AFM outbreak, learn how to promptly recognize AFM symptoms, appropriately manage patients, and report suspected cases of AFM.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What Healthcare Providers Needs to Know

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After reviewing the slides, the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarize the epidemiology of AFM.
  2. Describe clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and patient management considerations for suspected AFM.
  3. Explain how and why to report a suspected AFM case to the health department.
  4. Identify the differences between clinical diagnosis and CDC case classification.
  5. Describe the roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice as a team member in addressing AFM.
  6. Describe resources that are available for healthcare providers about AFM.