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Module 5: OA Pain Management Along the Patient Journey

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Understanding OA is just one part of a long journey for healthcare professionals, but is an even longer and more difficult road for patients with OA. This module focuses specifically on the patient experience, helping healthcare providers better understand the treatments and lifestyle modifications that have been proven most effective in patients with OA. The module will explain how community- and evidence-based, structured physical activity programs and self-management programs help reduce arthritis symptoms and support participants in safely managing their OA.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  • Prescribe non-pharmacologic treatment options
  • Understand available public health interventions, including public policy and environmental strategy
  • Identify patient-centered organizations for patients with OA
  • Educate patients in effective self-management treatments

Module Five Syllabus:

  • Global impact on society
  • OARSI core treatment that effectively addresses the need
  • OARSI non-pharmacologic treatments
  • OARSI treatment algorithm
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Public health interventions for OA
  • Public policy and environmental strategy
  • Patient-centered organizations
  • Patient evidence-based programs
  • Self-management in OA
  • Weight management and OA
  • Injury prevention in OA
  • Clinical support
  • The future strategies
  • Summary
  • Assessment questions

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