A Simple Way to Assess Orthostatic Intolerance
On June 7, 2017, at the monthly BHC Education Meeting, Pelle Wall, BHC Research Coordinator, reviewed the procedure and shared information about the research underway.
The Bateman Horne Center recommends that all ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia patients have a NASA 10-minute Lean Test to assess for orthostatic intolerance. In order to help facilitate the adoption of this test, BHC has put together some simple instructions for healthcare providers in order to educate them on the process and encourage them to utilize it with their patients.
We encourage ME/CFS and FM patients to share a link to this post, or download the instructions below in order to share this information with their healthcare team.
- You can download a copy of the provider instructions HERE: NASA Lean Test Instructions_(updated 1_31_2017)
- You can download a copy of instructions for patients (to be used prior to taking the test) HERE: NASALeanTest_PatientPrepInstructions_(updated 1_30_2017)
The Bateman Horne Center holds monthly education meetings on the first Wednesday of each month. Patients and other interested parties that reside in the Salt Lake City area are invited to attend in person at the new BHC Education Center (located at 24 South 1100 East, Suite 205, Salt Lake City, UT), meet others and engage in a live Q&A.
For those outside of the area, all of the sessions are streamed live on Facebook, then later housed on our YouTube channel, making them available to all. There is no need to register and the events – livestream or in person attendance – are always free. The link never changes:
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