Provide Better Outcomes for Your OA Patients
As a healthcare professional, patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) look to you to answer important questions: What is the natural course of OA? Is OA reversible? What are the best treatments for OA? If medication doesn’t work, what are my options? Are there any new OA treatments?
By completing this OA Microlearning Program, you’ll be more skilled at recognizing the onset of OA, understand the toll it takes on those who suffer from it, be up to date on the latest OA treatments and guidelines, and perhaps help your patients avoid its progression — or even help prevent some from developing it at all.
After finishing all five modules, you’ll earn one CME credit. For each individual module you complete, you’ll earn a dedicated digital badge that can be displayed on your website and in your communications (such as your email signature) to show that you have the knowledge to help patients with new treatments and effective, proven pain management techniques.
OA: A Serious Disease
OA is a widespread and disabling condition that imposes a large burden on not only the individuals affected, but on healthcare systems and in socioeconomic costs; The overall economic burden of OA in the United States alone is estimated at almost $140 billion annually. The disease is also associated with increased mortality and a number of comorbidities, and pain from OA can result in depression, functional disabilities, and work limitations. For more information about the dire costs of OA, read the white paper by OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) “OA as a Serious Disease.”