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NURSING

NUR171 - The Pain of Osteoarthritis (1.0 HR)

Purpose: This course explores osteoarthritis and will enhance the participant's understanding of the course of the disease, those most at risk, common signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and successfully living and managing the disease. Objectives: 1. Describe osteoarthritis and common characteristics; 2. Explore the causes of OA; 3. List the risk factors associated with OA; 4. Discuss the signs and symptoms of OA; 5. Discuss the diagnosis and treatment for OA. 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 nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.