Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Focus on Pharmacologic Management
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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.5 NAPNAP contact hours of which 1.5 is pharmacology content.
Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.
1. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
2. Discuss the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, glucocorticoids, and non-biologic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs in the management of JIA.
3. Explain the role of biologic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs in the management of JIA.
4. Recommend a treatment plan based on classification of JIA and disease activity.
5. Identify monitoring parameters and adverse effects associated with pharmacologic treatment.
Jessica L. Jacobson, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-PICU/Pediatrics,Department of Pharmacy, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Jennifer T. Pham, Clinical Pharmacist–Neonatal/Pediatrics and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Conflicts of interest:
None to report.
Jennifer T. Pham, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS,
Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy, 833 S. Wood St., M/C 886, Room 164
Chicago, IL 60612;
- 1.50 Contact hours