Welcome to the first of four modules of the Care of the Client with Arthritis course. This module will give you an overview of arthritis, including its definition, risk factors, and signs and symptoms — including those that should spur your client to seek medical care.
As you progress through this course, some of the information will seem beyond what you might think you need to know. The world of health care is changing dramatically and we need to prepare all caregivers for that new reality. As the person at the bedside, you are one of the most valuable members of the team. We will be depending on you more than ever to be the eyes and ears of the nurses and doctors. This course work is intended to help prepare you for this new role. We’ll start by meeting some clients. Enjoy!