By Benjamin J. Smith, PA-C, DFAAPA, and Sandra Mintz, RN, BSN
We are excited to announce the debut of Rheumatology eBytes to the ARHP rheumatology education portfolio.
This new educational product is a convenient, up-to-30-minute activity that engages today’s learner with fast and accessible information that can be easily referenced. Rheumatology eBytes can be completed during short periods of time and offers the versatility to exit and resume an activity as needed. With easy access through both mobile devices and computers, users can listen to eBytes at their convenience — whether in-between seeing patients or during their commute to and from the office.
The initial launch includes six eBytes offering intermediate-level educational topics on osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), covering the following learning objectives:
- Describe the epidemiology (incidence, prevalence, onset, geographic, female vs. male ratio)
- Understand the basic pathophysiology
- Describe clinical manifestations (attributes, triggers, immune system)
- Describe treatment plans
- Discuss appropriate management and care for patients
We worked with authors and content reviewers to provide core education for best practices regarding the pathophysiology and diagnostic considerations for these conditions, as well as up-to-date treatment options for OA and RA. Quick reference clinical pearls can be printed or viewed later for easy access, in addition to serving as reminders of principles learned. In addition, eBytes will offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ needed for license renewal. Nurses who are working to become certified in rheumatology through the American Nurses Credentialing Center will also find eBytes to be a valuable resource.
As the premier online education resource in rheumatology since 2008, the ARHP is excited to offer eBytes as a resource for busy rheumatology healthcare professionals and students interested in increasing their knowledge in rheumatology. For additional information, contact ARHP staff at [email protected] or 404-633-3777, ext. 808.
Benjamin J. Smith, PA-C, DFAAPA, is scientific editor of Rheumatology eBytes.
Sandra Mintz, RN, BSN, is chair of the ARHP eLearning Subcommittee.