Rheumatoid arthritis

Nursing Continuing Education

Rheumatoid arthritis Teaching 1992

Sn instructed patient while you may not be able to avoid the pain that comes with rheumatoid arthritis ( RA ), you can take action to limit it. By taking your pain medication on a schedule. Don’t wait until you are in more pain and have to play "catch-up." Using a warm, moist compress to loosen up a stiff joint. Try an ice pack on an inflamed joint. Massage may also help. These tried-and-true treatments are easy and can provide some quick relief for mild symptoms. Also instructed that on the importance to make it a priority every day to relax. If you need ideas for healthy ways to manage stress, ask your doctor or a counselor. You may want to try meditation, and focus on things you enjoy. Patient verbalizes understanding.

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SN instructed patient about rheumatoid arthritis and how it is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in the joints. It occurs when your immune system mistakenly starts attacking healthy tissue.

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Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, such as: morning stiffness, fatigue and weakness, among others.

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Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, such as: loss of appetite and low-grade fever, among others.

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Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, such as: lumps or nodules under the skin and weight loss, among others.

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Taught that exercising at a slow, steady pace, as directed by MD, is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Taught that performing active or passive range-of-motion exercises, as directed by MD, is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Taught that never exercising a hot, inflamed joint is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Taught that balancing exercise with rest, as directed by MD, is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Taught that controlling weight to prevent increased pressure on the joints is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.