Impacting the quality of life in patients living with arthritis: 5/18: pharmacists
Pharmacists in community-based practice.
Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-055-L01-P
CE Broker tracking number: 20-568565
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Date: Thursday, May 18 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT
It is estimated that more than 20% of the U.S. adult population — more than 50 million Americans — suffers from arthritis in some form1. These rheumatic diseases are the leading cause of disability in the United States — primarily driven by pain2. Pharmacists and technicians are well positioned to affect the quality of life of patients by ensuring a thorough assessment, proper treatment and pharmacist-provided education for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout among other forms of arthritis. This webinar will review information and actions that can affect patients with arthritis.
- Review the differences of multiple forms of arthritis.
- Describe causes or risk factors for arthritis.
- Identify nonpharmacological therapies that treat arthritis in an ambulatory patient to improve clinical outcomes.
- List treatment recommendations and best practices in making therapy decisions for patients diagnosed with arthritis.
- Define opportunities to improve quality of life for patients diagnosed with arthritis.
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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for pharmacists and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).
Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, BCACP, assistant professor, pharmacy practice and science, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Clark Kebodeaux and the DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.
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