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 3A-1 (AR3A-1) Topics Include: Distinguish PMR from GCA, Bone-Related Pathology, Interactions of Medications, Patterns of Junvenile Joint Pain, and more.

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Course Topics

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis/Research Update, Part 1

Evaluate the pattern of joint pain to diagnose juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Interpret the results of rheumatologic laboratory tests in association with findings on physical examination of joints and imaging; Recommend the early initiation of an appropriate treatment plan for juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Review the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents; Explain the role of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulators in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

Highlights from USC Clinical Rheumatology Update

Recognize the adverse effects, contraindications, and interactions of medications used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis; Explain the mechanisms of action of targeted and biologic therapies in patients with lupus; Optimize the use of kidney biopsy to diagnose and manage lupus nephritis; Guide patients in obtaining approval for and taking biologic agents.

Clinical Concepts in Rheumatology and Neurology

Distinguish PMR from GCA; Select the most effective treatment of PMR; Cite recent data about the use of abatacept and tocilizumab in patients with GCA; Apply the clinical findings reported by studies of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS), and tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS); Choose between conservative and surgical management options for CTS, CuTS, and TTS.

Rheumatologic Disease

Recognize the skeletal complications associated with medications in patients with rheumatic disease; Maintain a high index of suspicion for osteoporosis in patients with fragility-related fractures; Diagnose bone-related pathology in patients with rheumatic disease; Assess the risk factors for morbidity and death in patients with bone loss and rheumatic disease; Optimize the pharmacologic treatment of patients with rheumatic diseases.

Interventional Pain Management/Rheumatoid Arthritis

Evaluate a patient with chronic pain; Offer first-tier therapeutic options to a patient with chronic pain; Select appropriate candidates for spinal cord stimulation; Diagnose rheumatoid arthritis; Manage a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.


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.



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