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Rheumatoid Arthritis — Living with a Chronic Disease - PT515

Rheumatoid Arthritis — Living with a Chronic Disease

by Leslie Arceneaux, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNS, CDE
PT515
(4.4 / 1583 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder. The prognosis has improved dramatically for newly diagnosed patients. The focus of this module is to help us understand how RA is diagnosed, how it develops, its characteristic signs and symptoms, treatment strategies, nursing interventions, and nonpharmacologic preventative therapies. The purpose of this module is to educate the healthcare professional team about the development of RA, current treatment approaches, and therapeutic interventions that can help people with RA better manage their disease.

Objectives:

The purpose of this module is to educate nurses, laboratory professionals, and physical therapists about how rheumatoid arthritis develops, current treatment approaches, and therapeutic nursing interventions that can help people with RA better manage their disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the most common signs and symptoms of RA
  • Describe labs and imaging that lead to the diagnosis of RA
  • Describe current treatment strategies for RA
  • Discuss therapeutic nursing interventions for patients with RA
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, laboratory professionals and physical therapists.
 
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 16S2263 for 12/04/16 to 12/04/17).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-538062 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The TN PT Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 2016-529 for 12/06/16 to 12/05/17).
 
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE010061 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-226 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 11/15/15 to 11/15/19.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 4/26/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/26/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/26/2021

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

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Stephen S - Wyomissing, PA  ·  Nov 28, 2018
Thorough review of complicated treatment options.
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Andriette C - fort worth, TX  ·  Nov 23, 2018
good information and overview
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Donald Stephen L - Bernville, PA  ·  Nov 20, 2018
Good topic. I needed this.
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Joshua B - NORTH ROYALTON, OH  ·  Nov 19, 2018
Informative and thought provoking.
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Hassan M - Hamilton, NJ  ·  Nov 10, 2018
great information and I'm very satisfied .
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