Courses

Challenging Cases in Rheumatology: Focus on Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis

FACULTY Joni Fontenot, ASN, RN Registered Nurse Ochsner Health System The Grove-Infusion/Rheumatology Infusion Baton Rouge, LA Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC Staff Rheumatology Nurse Columbus Arthritis […]
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Rheumatology Nurse Practice: What Adult Providers Should Know About Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases

In this issue of Rheumatology Nurse Practice, we’ll review some of the most recent data concerning pediatric rheumatic diseases and their management, as well as offer a variety of helpful tools to help providers ensure that young patients are able to successfully transfer to adult care.
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Faces of Our Patients: Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to discuss the impact that rheumatic disease has on the lives of patients and their families, review the role that advanced practice providers have in prescribing biologic therapy for patients with rheumatic disease, and assess the overarching value that advanced practice providers bring to the field of rheumatology.
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Posts

Understanding Family Issues to Maximize Adherence

The challenges of medication adherence in children are as diverse as the populations we serve. Among other things, adherence in children can be affected by […]
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The Impact of New Medications | Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

When I started in rheumatology practice 11 years ago, we had few options at our disposal to treat patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The initial […]
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The Nervousness of the New Patient

As an adult rheumatology nurse with nearly 15 years in the field, I have a certain comfort level when educating patients who have been newly […]
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What to Do with a Patient Who Won’t Listen | Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

HL was 19 years old when she was transferred from a pediatric rheumatology practice into our adult practice.
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The Pitfalls of Fragmented Care | Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

TK was an 8-year-old female who presented to our pediatric rheumatology clinic about a year ago with a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test result (1:320), […]
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