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Healthcare provider education:

ME Introduction & diagnosis

Getting started

 

Canadian Consensus Criteria for diagnosis ME

See pages 22 and 23 for Diagnostic Protocol

Diagnostic checklist 

(from BC Women's Hospital Complex Chronic Diseases Program)

 

Bateman Horne Center (USA) resources

 

Provider Resources for ME/CFS
 

Provider Resources for FM

 

Introduction and Diagnosis

 The Diagnosis and Managment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(12 minute introductory video from MEAction)

 

ME and Long-COVID

Please read more on this emerging topic, and refer to above diagnosis and symptom support material as required.

To provide you with a starting point, here are several important references.

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Diagnosing and Treating ME/CFS

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Click here for the complete guide for diagnosis and treatment of ME from the US ME/CFS Clinician Coalition.

Additional video information

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An educational webinar featuring Dr. Nina Muirhead, Dr. Lucinda Bateman, Dr. Luis Nacul and Patient Voice Hilary Robertson. This webinar was developed in partnership by the ME|FM Society of BC and ICanCME to develop a webinar for the Federation of Medical Women in Canada (September, 2021).

A 1.25 hour video.

Improving the way medical providers understand, diagnose, and treat ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia is critical to progress and a primary focus of the Bateman Horne Center (2017).

A 1-hour video.

 

 

 

 

  1. Diagnosis and Management of ME,

  2. Connection between ME and Long-COVID,

  3. Current and Upcoming Research (2021).

A 1-hour CIHR-IMHA webinar.

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N.I.C.E. Guidelines: evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management of ME/CFS (2021)

In October 2021, The National (UK) Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produced an updated review of the evidence for ME/CFS care.

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Other Resources
MEPedia Primer for Doctors and Researchers

A wiki resource for health care professionals on ME/CFS. 
ME/CFS Clinician Coalition

Succinct and easy navigation to clinical resources/support.
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