Rheumatoid Arthritis
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – the symptoms, joints and organs affected by RA, stages of progression, and much more.

Course Publication Date: April 19, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:RA041218
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pain Management
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • List joints and organs affected by RA
  • Name laboratory features of RA.
  • List three stages of progression for RA.
  • Describe the immune system in relation to its role in RA.
  • State the general age range that RA generally strikes.
  • Discuss the rheumatoid factor.
  • Discuss the U.S. population affected by RA.
  • Identify the genes often involved in the possible cause of RA.
  • State three symptoms of RA.


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