Rheumatoid Arthritis

Smithson, John (2009) Rheumatoid Arthritis. Manual. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Australia.

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Abstract

After reading this Essential CPE module and completing the assessment, pharmacists should be able to:

• Describe the immune dysfunction that occurs in rheumatoid arthritis

• Recognise the risk factors for developing rheumatoid arthritis and the markers for more severe disease

• Recognise the signs and symptoms of early rheumatoid arthritis and the clinical manifestations of developed disease

• Recognise the importance of early diagnosis and the impact of untreated disease for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis

• Briefly describe the different types of arthritis that affect children

• Briefly describe the diagnosis, pathology and radiology and the criteria that are applied in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis

• Identify the treatment aims and goals in rheumatoid arthritis

• Describe the therapies used to treat acute flares of rheumatoid arthritis

• Describe the different pharmacotherapy options available in the management of mild, moderate and severe rheumatoid arthritis

• Recognise the importance of combination DMARD therapy in the management of moderate and severe rheumatoid arthritis

• Recognise the monitoring of the most often used medicines in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Item ID: 9252
Item Type: Report (Manual)
ISBN: 978-0-646-52101-5
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 02:11
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111503 Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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