Review defining clinical features of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including etiology, treatment, and prognosis. Emphasis is placed on nursing care requirements for patients with OA and RA, including critical areas for patient education and potential post-operative management after potential surgical treatment.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 9/29/21.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Conferences Committee Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or corporate sponsorship was received.
Accreditation Statement: This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will compare and contrast OA and RA, including implications for nursing care.