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NUR106 - Rheumatoid Arthritis (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant's understanding of rheumatoid arthritis. Objectives: 1. Define rheumatoid arthritis; 2. Discuss current theories about the possible cause of RA; 3. List and discuss common symptoms of RA; 4. Explore common diagnostic tests and procedures used to diagnose RA; 5.Describe treatment options for RA; 6. Explore risk factors associated with RA; 7. Discuss self-management techniques for RA. Continuing Education Credits: 1. 0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified medication assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.