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Healthcare provider education:

ME Symptom management & referral

ME/CFS Crash Survival Guidebook: The Art of Living with ME/CFS 
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The guidebook can be viewed online, downloaded, or printed – in color or black and white.

 

Designed for patients, allies supporting patients and for medical providers, this guidebook aims to help the individual prepare in advance for a crash/PEM episode, ensuring their critical needs are met. It offers guidance in carrying out everyday living activities that support energy conservation with ME/CFS. 

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Surgical considerations for ME patients

Dental procedures

Anecdotally, many with ME are sensitive to epinephrine in dental freezing, causing reactions and occasionally, relapses.

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Provincial referral support* 

Complex Chronic Disease Program (BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Vancouver)
 

*Please consider waitlists are lengthy for patients to be seen. Physician to physician consultations may be available to support family physicians.

The CCDP also publishes a Community and Financial Resources in BC Guide (updated June 2022).

A Physiotherapist's Guide to Understanding and Managing ME/CFS

The book’s primary audience is all physiotherapists, not just those who work in ME services, as it contains information relevant to any physiotherapy practice that must be adapted to work safely with people with ME.

The book is available in print and ebook formats through online sellers such as Amazon.  You can also ask your local bookstore to stock it from the publisher (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Other considerations

Specialist referrals for co-morbities

 

  • POTS/Orthostatic Intolerance  

  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms, IBS

Referrals for in-home visits

 

  • OT home assessment/support

  • In-home lab services

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