Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Identify risk factors associated with osteoarthritis (OA).

2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of OA.

3. Determine the goals of therapy for individual patients with OA.

4. Formulate a nonpharmacologic plan for patients with OA.

5. Recommend a pharmacologic plan for OA that considers individual patient factors.

6. Modify an unsuccessful treatment strategy for OA.

7. Develop monitoring parameters to assess effectiveness and adverse effects of pharmacotherapy for OA.

8. Deliver effective disease-state counseling, including lifestyle modifications and drug therapy, to facilitate effective and safe management of OA.

Arthritis Relief and Prevention

Arthritis Relief and Prevention

This report may be oh so welcome especially if theres no doctor in the house Take Charge of Your Arthritis Now in less than 5-Minutes the time it takes to make an appointment with your healthcare provider Could you use some help understanding arthritis Maybe a little gentle, bedside manner in your battle for joint pain relief would be great Well, even if you are not sure if arthritis is the issue with you or your friend or loved one.

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