AANP Tools and Resources
NP and Patient Education Resources on Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
AANP, in collaboration with educational partner Med-IQ and four expert NPs, has developed a series of educational resources to help nurse practitioners start important conversations with their patients about strategies for living well with MS. Our goal in developing these resources is to improve the recognition of potential MS resources and encourage patients to discuss issues they may be having with their NPs. The development of these materials is supported by an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.
- Living Your Best Life with MS
- Questions to Help Patients Live Well with MS
- Living Your Best Life with MS Resource
MS Symptoms and Management
Managing patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the primary care setting can be a complex process and one key component is understanding the signs and symptoms consistent with demyelinating disease. AANP has created a resource document for nurse practitioners who manage patients with MS. The document was developed by AANP and supported by an educational grant form Teva Pharmaceuticals and Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The resource document outlines the common symptoms found in MS and an overview of management techniques for the most common symptoms seen. A copy of printable materials.
External Multiple Sclerosis Resources
There are many resources available for both patients and providers and we have listed some of them below. The following websites include resources for clinicians and for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.
- Multiple Sclerosis: The Nurse Practitioner's Handbook at: MS: The Nurse Practitioner's Handbook
- Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers at: http://www.mscare.org/
- MedlinePlus. Multiple Sclerosis at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/multiplesclerosis.html
- Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at: http://www.msfocus.org/
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society at: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/
- WebMD Multiple Sclerosis Health Center at: http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/