Challenging Cases in Rheumatology: 20 Year Old Pregnant Female with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC
Staff Rheumatology Nurse
Columbus Arthritis Center
Columbus, OH

Carolyn Zic, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Comer Children’s Hospital
New Lenox, IL

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatology nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Other healthcare providers may also participate.

Learning Objectives and Goals:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the psychological impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among young adult patients
  2. Analyze the evidence supporting the use of specific nonbiologic and biologic agents
    during pregnancy in women with RA

Accreditation Statement

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

Participants will receive 0.5 hours of continuing nursing contact hours, with 0.5 pharmacotherapeutic hours, by completing the education, completing an online evaluation, receiving a post-test score of 70%.

Disclosure Statement

According to the disclosure policy of RNS, 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.

Relationships are abbreviated as follows: E, Educational planning committee; G, Grant/research support recipient; A, Advisor/review panel member; C, Consultant; S, Stock shareholder; SB, Speaker bureau; PE, Promotional event talks; H, Honoraria; O, Other.

Planners, reviewers, and faculty have disclosed no conflicts of interest related to the content of this education, with the exception of the following:

Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content included in this educational activity: Mallinckrodt, Gilead Sciences/C.

Carolyn Zic, MSN, FNP-BC, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content included in this educational activity: Mallinckrodt/AB.

Off-Label Product Disclosure

This activity will not include a discussion of off-label or investigational use of products.

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 70% or greater), and program evaluation. Your certificate can be printed immediately.


This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Sanofi, and Gilead.