About the course

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Patients with an inflammatory arthritis are also at increased risk of comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

Living with arthritis can be different from person to person. Treatment and management options vary with the type of arthritis, its severity and the parts of the body affected.

Nurses play a pivotal role in the care of patients with arthritis and this requires a combination of knowledge, understanding and expertise.

This course aims at improving the knowledge of health care professionals about arthritis, its causes, manifestations and management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recall anatomy and physiology of a joint.
  • Summarize the types of arthritis.
  • Relate the impact of disease with the clinical assessment findings or manifestations.
  • Plan care based on treatment options.
  • Assess impact of illness.
  • Minimize pain and help in safe use of complementary therapies.
  • Maximize confidence of the client and improve negative emotions.
  • Estimate client as self-manager in arthritis.

CPD Points

2 Points


2 Hours (Self-Paced)

Course curriculum

Student Reviews

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  • Review on Arthritis

    By Anjusha Thomas

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