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
Get the full episode transcript and references here.
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