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Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Beginner

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on caring for patients with arthritis.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • A Basic Review of the Musculoskeletal System
  • A Basic Review of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • The Scope of the Problem
  • What are the Causes of OA and RA?
  • What happens to the Joints in OA and RA
  • Signs and Symptoms of OA and RA
  • Treating OA and RA
  • Working with a Patient with Arthritis

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the correct definition of OA and RA.
  • Identify the body structures that are affected by OA and RA.
  • Identify the medical term used for the body structures affected by OA and RA.
  • Identify the gender that is more commonly affected by OA and RA.
  • Identify the four causes of OA.


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