Arthritis & Rheumatology

Arthritis & Rheumatology Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 2B (AR2B) Topics Include: Osteoarthritis, Pain Care, Neuro-Rheumatologic Disorders, Rheumatology Updates, Rheumatic Disease, and more.

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Course Topics

Osteoarthritis of the Knee/Sports Medicine

Review the epidemiology of and risk factors for OA of the knee; State diagnostic criteria for OA of the knee; Determine nonsurgical options for treatment of OA of the knee; Analyze current knowledge about sport-related concussion; Consider the utility of cardiac screening for athletic preparticipation examinations.


Diagnose osteoarthritis (OA); Select appropriate patients to receive imaging for suspected OA; Recommend effective nonpharmacologic therapies for patients with OA; Choose appropriate nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat OA in patients with comorbidities; Explain the pathophysiology of pain syndromes in patients with OA of the spine.

Rheumatic Diseases in Pregnancy

Diagram the physiologic changes during pregnancy in a patient with pulmonary hypertension; Recommend contraceptive methods for a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension; Manage a pregnant patient with Takayasu arteritis; Interpret a test for placental growth factor; Recommend low-dose aspirin to appropriate obstetrical patients.

Rheumatic Disease: Screening and Treatment

Choose the appropriate course of action to rule out systemic lupus erythematosus in a patient with a positive antinuclear antibody test; Explain the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); Avoid rheumatology tests that have no value if repeated; Recommend an effective vaccination schedule for RA in a patient on biologic therapy; List the adverse effects of rituximab.

Rheumatology Consultation

Differentiate between infectious and rheumatic causes of arthritis in children; List the signs and symptoms of infection caused by chikungunya and Zika viruses; Identify patients with systemic lupus erythematosus using diagnostic criteria and laboratory testing; Recognize patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who are at high risk for renal and central nervous system complications; Supplement the use of prednisone with other agents to treat children with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Pain ManagementGeriatricsFamily Practice, and Nutrition

If you have taken the current Arthritis & Rheumatology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.