Impacting the quality of life in patients living with arthritis: 5/18: technicians

May 18, 2017
Target Audience:

Technicians in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-0000-17-055-L01-T
CE Broker tracking number: 20-568567
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.

Learning objectives:
  • Review the differences of multiple forms of arthritis.
  • Describe causes or risk factors for arthritis.
  • Review nonpharmacological therapies used to treat arthritis.
  • Define opportunities to improve quality of life for patients diagnosed with arthritis.

To obtain credit:

Attendees must participate in the entire program by viewing the presentation on a smartphone, tablet or desktop or laptop computer, listening to the presenters with audio from the device or a linked telephone connection, responding to polling questions and submitting questions within the GotoWebinar platform. Following the presentation, attendees must return to the lesson within Drug Store News to attest to active participation and to select a participation code that will be displayed by the moderator during the on-screen presentation. An evaluation of the program is also required.

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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 technicians and is worth 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 1.00 Technician
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05/18/2017 - 8:00pm
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05/18/2017 - 9:00pm

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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Technician

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