What Clinicians Need to Know About AFM
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.
After reviewing the slides, the participant will be able to:
- Summarize the epidemiology of AFM.
- Describe clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and patient management considerations for suspected AFM.
- Explain how and why to report a suspected AFM case to the health department.
- Identify the differences between clinical diagnosis and CDC case classification.
- Describe the roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice as a team member in addressing AFM.
- Describe resources that are available for healthcare providers about AFM.