• Length:
    2 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–3 hours per week
  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to this course. This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians from a wide variety of specialties including primary care, family practice, pediatrics, neurology, psychiatry, and other specialties such as pediatric emergency care, adolescent medicine, pediatric neurology, pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric allergy/immunology, pediatric rheumatology, pediatric hospitalist, pediatric urology and pediatric sleep medicine. However, other individuals, including those interested in PANS, educators, mental health providers, other therapists, friends and family members of those with PANS may benefit from the course.

About this course

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PANS is relatively newly understood, under-identified, and therefore under-treated in clinical practice. In PANS, “medical” infectious and inflammatory diseases present with severe, often debilitating “mental” psychiatric and neurological symptoms. When the connections between infection, inflammation and PANS symptoms are not suspected and identified, the opportunity for clinical treatment may be missed or delayed.

During this course, typical presentations will be illustrated with case scenarios. Different aspects of evaluation will be demonstrated, including physical examination for neurological soft signs. Treatment algorithms will also be demonstrated, and the role of family education, multidisciplinary coordination and need for school accommodations will be discussed.

Accreditation

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

What you'll learn

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  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of PANS in patients
  • Administer the appropriate first line treatments to PANS patients.
  • Effectively refer PANS patients to specialist care and coordinate care with these healthcare providers.
  • Educate and counsel PANS patients and their families on care at home and at school.

Meet your instructors

Margo Thienemann
MD
Stanford University

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.