This activity series combines video animations that highlight common issues faced by patients with rheumatoid arthritis along with a short faculty presentation. Learners will be asked to consider and respond to key issues throughout this activity.
Teri Puhalsky, BSN, RN, CRNI
Medstar Orthopedic Institute
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:
- Discuss the importance of setting specific treatment targets in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Identify appropriate questions to ask RA patients at each visit that may help quickly uncover core issues to be resolved by the patient and healthcare team
- Analyze opportunities to optimize therapy in patients with RA based on medication efficacy and side effect profile
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 receive 0.5 hours of continuing nursing contact hours, including 0.5
pharmacotherapeutic hours, by completing the education, completing an online evaluation, and
receiving a post-test score of 70%.
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. 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 no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies related to the content of this education.
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 an education grant from AbbVie.
Date of Expiration
This course will expire on 11/15/2022.