Released: 10/20/2020 Expires: 10/31/2022 (subject to change)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Overview Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and over 3 million cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. OA has a marked variability in disease expression that can sometimes make diagnosis challenging. This case-based continuing education module is geared toward the NP student or career starter but can also be a beneficial refresher for the seasoned NP in practice. This activity features Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald, a Family Nurse Practitioner with vast expertise in NP certification preparation and continuing education. Dr. Fitzgerald's presentation will provide evidence-based education that leads you through a case of osteoarthritis from presentation through management.
Review the physical examination and laboratory assessment of a patient with suspect osteoarthritis.
Compare treatment options for patients with mild, moderate, or severe osteoarthritis.
Evaluate the evidence of alternative and complementary treatments for common painful conditions.
Speakers Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald has no relevant affiliations to disclose. All other Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. This project is an AANP internal project with no external funders. Disclaimer Individuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program. CE Credit Instructions
Read this activity description, including objectives and disclosures.
Complete the Pretest associated to the activity.
Complete the educational content:
Video Presentations: Click the Play button to watch the activity presentation. Full participation credit for the activity will be received once the entire video has been watched.
Click on the Additional Resources button to review all additional materials provided (handouts, post-test reviews, any other downloadable resources).
After completing all content, click on the blue Next Steps button:
Complete the post-test and pass with a score of at least 70% (4 attempts allowed).
Submit the evaluation to receive full AANP CE/Rx credit.
Additional Information For questions or more information concerning this online CE opportunity contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org.
1 Contact Hour(s) of CE, 0.5 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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