Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

by CME Resource, John Whyte, Lloyd Zimmerman
     
 

Rheumatoid arthritis ranks among the chronic diseases with the greatest effect on health-related quality of life and the most substantial socioeconomic impact, and the intermittent nature of the disease can make diagnosis and treatment difficult. The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of… See more details below

Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis ranks among the chronic diseases with the greatest effect on health-related quality of life and the most substantial socioeconomic impact, and the intermittent nature of the disease can make diagnosis and treatment difficult. The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in order to ensure early diagnosis and improvement in patients' quality of life. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Describe the role of surgery and physiotherapy in the treatment for RA.
2. Describe the epidemiology, demographics, and costs related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
3. Analyze the pathophysiology and etiology of RA.
4. Identify the associated signs and symptoms of RA, including laboratory findings and implications for differential diagnosis.
5. State the current recommendations for classification of RA according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) guidelines.
6. List the benefits and risks associated with pharmacologic RA treatments.
7. Analyze the role of complementary/alternative therapies in the management of RA.
8. Recognize extra-articular manifestations of RA.
9. Outline the management strategies for patients with RA, including non-English proficient patients.

This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149583270
Publisher:
CME Resource/NetCE
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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