Spinal Osteoarthritis

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Credits

1.00

Post Assesment Questions

5

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

4 May 2022

Last Reviewed

4 May 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Osteoarthritis is a common condition involving articular surfaces that can develop gradually over time into a debilitating condition, which causes pain and restriction of motion. An estimated 80% of Americans have an episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Low back pain is one of the most common causes of healthcare visits in the United States, accounting for over 45 million trips in 2006. Spine osteoarthritis is a primary source of chronic low back pain. While most cases of spine arthritis-related pain are self-limited, requiring only conservative therapy, chronic back pain attributes to the cause of significant healthcare dollars. Twenty-three percent of individuals experiencing chronic low back pain accounts for most healthcare dollars spent on back pain each year in the United States. One hundred to 200 billion dollars are spent annually on back pain alone in the U.S.A. This activity reviews the role of the interprofessional team in the treatment of spinal osteoarthritis. It discusses its prevalence in the United States and other parts of the world and its clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, complications, treatment options, and potential preventative factors.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of spine osteoarthritis medical conditions.
  • Review the appropriate evaluation for suspected spine osteoarthritis.
  • Review the treatment and management options available for patients with spine osteoarthritis.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Spinal Osteoarthritis

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This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 1.00 Contact Hours.

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  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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