Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition in which the patient’s immune system attacks healthy cells inside the joints, leading to an inflammatory state. In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Who’s most at risk, including modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors
  • Complications of the condition
  • Signs and symptoms of RA
  • Priority nursing assessments
  • Tests utilized in the diagnosis and evaluation of RA
  • Rheumatoid arthritis treatments, including pharmacology
  • Key patient education


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