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

Duration

2 Hours (Self-Paced)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Arthritis

    • Student Handbook - Part 01

    • Student Handbook - Part 02

    • Student Handbook - Part 03

    • Student Handbook - Part 04

  • 2

    Topic 01: Introduction to Arthritis

    • Part 01-Introduction to Arthritis

    • Types of Joints & Joint Anatomy

    • Part 02-Introduction to Arthritis

  • 3

    Topic 02: Managing Clients With Different Types of Arthritis

    • Part 01-Managing Clients With Different Types of Arthritis

    • Part 02-Managing Clients With Different Types of Arthritis.mp4

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Part 03-Managing Clients With Different Types of Arthritis.mp4

  • 4

    Topic 03: The Client As a Self Manager of Arthritis

    • Part 01-The Client As a Self Manager of Arthritis

    • Walk with ease program

    • Part 02-The Client As a Self Manager of Arthritis

  • 5

    Arthritis Journal Articles

    • Factors Associated With Activity Limitations in People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Systematic Review of Educational Interventions for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Effectiveness of a Scaled-Up Arthritis Self-Management Program in Oregon: Walk With Ease

    • The 1st National Clinical audit for Rheumatoid and Early Inflammatory Arthritis: findings and implications for nursing practice

    • Coronary Artery Calcification Is Related to Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study

  • 6

    Arthritis Assessment

    • Test

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