Over the past few decades, our understanding of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has evolved quite a bit. And, that means the prognosis of RA patients has improved in turn. Many of the “classic” deformities associated with RA are becoming less common. And, as we learn more and more about RA and its impacts on patients, your OT care should evolve accordingly.
In this 1-hour podcast course, we’ll begin by discussing a research review that covers the diagnosis and treatment of RA. Then, we’ll bring on our expert guest, Cheryl Crow, MOT, OTR/L. Cheryl Crow is an occupational therapist who has lived with rheumatoid arthritis for eighteen years.
In this episode, we’ll dive into RA therapy considerations that go beyond addressing joint pain. We’ll discuss approaching your therapy from a self-management lens, so you can empower those with RA to take more control over their daily lives and health.
This is a vastly underserved population, and we hope to ignite your passion for providing improved care to the people in your community!
In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.
You can find more details on this course here:
Here's the primary research we are discussing:
Sparks, J. A. (2019). Rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 170(1). doi:10.7326/aitc201901010.