Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) for the Adult Provider

For the adult healthcare provider, the transition of treating juvenile patients with rheumatic diseases can be challenging. This session will provide vital information on the differences in labs, medications, and side effects. Also, the provider will have a better understanding of the challenges of treatment and growth on a patients’ cognitive and physical level. For parent/guardian education, we will provide essential information for caring for a child with rheumatic disease to include the importance of parental buy-in to the treatment. Finally, we will discuss human interference and its influence on patient treatment and compliance.

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Course Summary

The 2020 Pacific Coast Rheumatology Forum Enduring Course consists of a series of videos from passionate experts presented at the 2020 Pacific Coast Rheumatology Forum in Manhattan Beach, California. This course titled Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) for the Adult Provider will teach learners the difference between JIA, adult arthritis, and RA, and will cover other associated topics like comorbidities and long term risks. In addition, participants will learn the most up-to-date discoveries of autoimmune diseases, the latest in treatment guidelines, and effective clinical skills to increase their practice’s efficiency. Following your participation with this course, you will have sharpened your skills and knowledge in order to provide the necessary support and treatments for your patients. To receive CNE credit, participants must complete the course, evaluation, and post-test. A certificate of completion will be automatically generated following the completion of the course.


Cathy Patty-Resk, MSN, RN-BC, CPNP-PC
Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit

Target Audience

The target audience for the forum includes registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other healthcare professionals who are engaged in clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy for the care of adult and pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases.

Learning Objectives

  • Define JIA vs. pRA
  • Identify the three differences between JIA, adult arthritis, and RA and long term risks associated with pediatric RA(pRA)
  • Associate common comorbidities of JIA vs RA
  • Compare and contrast two other rheumatic diseases with a pediatric presentation from adult presentation

Accreditation Statement

The Rheumatology Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Provider No. P0500).

Participants will earn 0.75 continuing nursing contact hour by actively participating in education and completing an online evaluation upon completion of program.

Faculty Disclosures

According to the disclosure policy of the Rheumatology Nurses Society, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence.

Disclosures are as follows:

Cathy Patty-Resk, MSN, RN-BC, CPNP-PC
Advisory Board: Novartis, Sandoz, Inc.

Kevin Lyons, Executive Director of the Rheumatology Nurses Society
Nothing to disclose

Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC, Lead Nurse Planner
Nothing to disclose

Method of Participation

There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CNE contact hours for your participation, please complete the post-test (achieving a passing grade of 75% or greater), and program evaluation. Your certificate can be printed immediately.

Copyright Statement

© 2020. This CNE-certified activity is held as copyrighted © by Rheumatology Nurses Society. Through this notice, the Rheumatology Nurses Society grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).