Updating Clinical Practice in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nursing Interventions to Promote Optimal Care

Patients with RA require ongoing management to maintain tight control of their RA disease actvity and to reduce the risk of joint destruction, impaired physical functioning, and diminished quality of life. With effective nursing interventions, patients with RA can achieve a lasting response to therapy that leads to improved outcomes.

Medium: i-Newsletter

Commercial Support Statetements: Supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie, Inc and Lilly.

Joint Providers: MCM Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Target Audience

This activity is intended for rheumatology clinicians including physicians, PAs, NPs, and RNs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Summarize guideline-based treat-to-target strategies in RA, including disease-activity monitoring and treatment modification for patients with inadequate therapeutic response;
  • Employ nursing interventions to promote optimal collaborative care for patients with established RA;
  • Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Available credit: 
  • 1.20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.20 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Naomi Amudala, MSN, RN, FNP-BC 
Clinical Instructor and Nurse Practitioner 
Vasculitis Center/Rheumatology 
Boston University School of Medicine 
Boston, MA 

Nancy Figueiredo, RN 
Rheumatology Nurse 
Boston Medical Center 
Boston, MA

This educational activity for 1.2 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. 

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

For questions regarding the CNE/nursing credit, contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at (800) 423-3576 or information@pimed.com.

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