Rheumatoid Arthritis: Living with a Chronic Disease - 384-003-20

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Living with a Chronic Disease

by David Swift and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) and Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN RN
(4.6 / 113 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder. 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.


The goal of this educational program is to provide clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, physical therapists, and nurses in the acute setting with information about rheumatoid arthritis.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the most common signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Describe labs and imaging that lead to the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Describe current treatment strategies for rheumatoid arthritis.
Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, and physical therapists.
Nurses: 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.
Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-003-20 "Rheumatoid Arthritis: Living with a Chronic Disease" is approved 04/30/2020 to 04/30/2022.
Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/16/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/15/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/30/2023

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.


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Rosa C - Stockton, CA  ·  May 27, 2020
Thank you for providing helpful and useful information
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Kennard L - Miami, FL  ·  May 20, 2020
Great course. would recommend
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Elaine W - Nashville, NC  ·  May 19, 2020
great information and easy to understand
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Sulette D - maplewood, NJ  ·  May 19, 2020
The content was relevant and informative. My knowledge regarding the use of diverse medications for treating RA was greatly improved. Much appreciated the availability of this course .
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Le Marie A - Downey, CA  ·  May 18, 2020
very informative especially the medications. will take into consideration
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Price: $10.00
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