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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Issues for Older Adults

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Issues for Older Adults

U of A College of Medicine
Author:  
Adam Berlinberg, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
21966
Date Posted: 
06/12/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/12/2017
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Abstract: 

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Issues for Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Identify the poor outcomes that are more common in older vs younger adults with rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Recommend appropriate non-pharmacological therapy to older adults with rheumatoid arthritis
  3. Recognize adverse effects of biologic drugs being given to patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Guidelines: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Issues for Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://www.pogoe.org/productid/21966