A technicians' guide to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in adults

Management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in adults Target Audience:

Technicians in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-0000-16-207-H01-T
CE Broker tracking number: 20-558317
Activity type: Knowledge-based

Goal:

To provide the community pharmacy technician with a review of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis to assist patients.

Summary:

About one out of every five U.S. adults, an estimated 52.5 million adults, has clinically diagnosed arthritis.1 Arthritis is a general term that includes more than 100 different rheumatic diseases and conditions. Arthritis is a disease that is commonly thought of affecting the elderly; however, it affects individuals of all ages.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the technician should be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in the U.S. population;
  2. Compare and contrast the clinical presentation and diagnosis of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis;
  3. Recognize current treatment options for osteoarthritis management; and
  4. Recognize current treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis management.
To obtain credit:

To complete the program and receive CPE credit, view all lesson content and complete the learning assessment by submitting answers online. A minimum test score of 70% is needed to obtain credit. After successfully completing the learning assessment, participants must complete a program evaluation and claim the available CPE credit. Participants must also verify personal information required by CPE monitor and/or CE Broker (for Florida license holders) prior to submitting CPE credit claims. Official statements of credit are avaiable only through CPE Monitor located at NABP.net. 

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Accreditation:

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 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). The activity is available for CE credit through Dec. 21, 2019. This CPE activity has been developed to meet the requirements for PTCB recertification.

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 1.50 Technician
Course opens: 
12/21/2016
Course format: 
Written Lesson
Course expires: 
12/21/2019
Cost:
$17.99

Brittany Hoffmann-Eubanks, PharmD, MBA, clinical pharmacist, Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacies

Brittany Hoffmann-Eubanks 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

  • 1.50 Technician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/21/2016
Course expires: 
12/21/2019

Price

Cost:
$17.99
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