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Advances in Managing Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
PESI HealthCare
12/11/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Categorize the risks and benefits of the newer drugs for Multiple Sclerosis.
  2. Assess the degree of fatigue found in MS and its management plan.
  3. Plan for safety in the care of the patient with Alzheimer's disease.
  4. Formulate an educational plan for the patient with Myasthenia Gravis.
  5. Analyze the different drugs to treat Parkinson's disease, choosing the best option to treat the patient's symptoms.
  6. Evaluate the risks and benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation.
  7. Develop a plan for prevention of secondary injury for the patient with Guillain-Barre.
  8. Prioritize the quality of life needs for the patient with ALS.

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Initial Signs & Symptoms
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Medication Management from A to Z
  • New Medications Available
  • Symptom Management Strategies
  • Coping with Disabling Fatigue

Alzheimer's Disease

  • Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis
  • Know the 10 Signs
  • Identifying the Stage
  • Ensuring a Safe Environment
  • Advance Directives & Patient Wishes
  • Medication Options to Slow Progression

Myasthenia Gravis

  • Risk Factors
  • Medications to Avoid
  • The Autoimmune Process
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Pathways to Recovery
  • Medication Options
  • Cholinergic vs. Myasthenic Crisis
  • Critical Education Needs for Compliance

Parkinson's Disease

  • What We Know & Don't Know
  • Major Motor & Non-Motor Symptoms
  • Secondary Manifestations
  • Deciding When to Add Medications
  • New Medications for Symptom Management
  • Effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Alternative Treatment Options


  • Disease Variants
  • Clinical Course of Recovery
  • Treatment Options
  • Preventing Secondary Injury
  • Psychological Stressors for the Patient & Family

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Progression Challenges
  • Symptoms Related to Area of Loss
  • Interventions by Symptom
  • Assessing Quality of Life Issues
  • Clinical Trials for Treatment
  • Alternative Means of Communication
  • Helping the Family Cope with End of Life Concerns


Susan Fralick-Ball is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with an additional 40 years of clinical/educational nursing practice in a wide range of specialties. As a neuropsychologist, she has worked with patients having a vast variety of neurological disorders. Susan was responsible for coordinating all clinical and administrative activities for the stroke program of a nationally-renowned neurological-medical rehabilitation hospital, where she also developed a stroke support group for patients, family members, and staff. Additionally, she aided patients with neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders such as MS, Guillain-Barré, CIDP, Parkinson's, Myasthenia Gravis, ALS, Spinal cord injuries, TBI, head trauma, and dementias.

As a former member of the Neurocognitive Regional Conference Committee, Susan was instrumental in developing and speaking at conferences to teach medical and health care support staff about neurological challenges and developments. She has also taught neurological nursing and neurophysiology at the graduate level. She has mentored and supervised nurses, social workers, psychologists, and music therapists in the clinical setting. Dr. Fralick-Ball is the founder of the PsychMedEd, where she continues to work with patients challenged by the detrimental psychological effects of neurological disorders, is a clinical neuropsychologist for the VistaMed group in the greater Philadelphia area, and a nationally-recognized nursing/psychology educator and conference presenter. She continues to lend social assistance to those with neurological disorders through her charitable organization, With Thy Grace.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Susan Fralick-Ball maintains a private practice. Dr. Fralick-Ball receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Susan Fralick-Ball is a regular contributor to Advance for Nurses. Dr. Fralick-Ball is a member of the Neurocognitive Regional Conference Committee.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists