Management of Arthritis

Management of Arthritis

Management of Arthritis

Management of Arthritis

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Although the word “arthritis” means joint inflammation, the term is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects 54.4 million, or about 1 in 4, U.S. adults. It is a major cause of work disability in the United States and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation. It is estimated that 78 million, or 26%, of U.S. adults age 18 years or older will have been diagnosed with arthritis by 2040. In this course, we will discuss the etiology, risk factors, assessment, and management of the patient with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

COURSE INFORMATION

na 60 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-07-13Updated 2020-10-28

Course Objectives

  • Understand the etiology, incidence, and prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • List risk factors for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Discuss the tests used when diagnosing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Explain the goals of treatment for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and briefly describe the management of each of these conditions.

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