Provider Practice Essentials registered nurse continuing education

Septic Arthritis

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Arthritis is clinically characterized by pain, swelling, and/or deformity of one or more joints, often accompanied by stiffness and reduced range of motion in the involved joint. Definitions for select arthritides are below: Osteoarthritis: Results from loss of cartilage and subsequent bony reaction. Diagnosed clinically on the basis of classic historical … Read more

Arthritis

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Arthritis is clinically characterized by pain, swelling, and/or deformity of one or more joints, often accompanied by stiffness and reduced range of motion in the involved joint. Definitions for select arthritides are below: Osteoarthritis: Results from loss of cartilage and subsequent bony reaction. Diagnosed clinically on the basis of classic historical … Read more

Lower Extremity Edema

Inpatient Management Guide Pathophysiology Edema develops from an imbalance of hydrostatic/oncotic forces and vascular permeability Differential Diagnosis Localized (Unilateral) Venous thrombosis / obstruction Post-thrombotic syndrome / valvular insufficiency Chronic lymphangitis Filariasis / Lymphatic obstruction Resection of regional lymph nodes (might be nonpitting) Generalized (Bilateral) *Top 3 causes in hospitalized patients include pathology of the heart, … Read more

Gout

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Arthritis is clinically characterized by pain, swelling, and/or deformity of one or more joints, often accompanied by stiffness and reduced range of motion in the involved joint. Definitions for select arthritides are below: Osteoarthritis: Results from loss of cartilage and subsequent bony reaction. Diagnosed clinically on the basis of classic historical … Read more

CPPD

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Arthritis is clinically characterized by pain, swelling, and/or deformity of one or more joints, often accompanied by stiffness and reduced range of motion in the involved joint. Definitions for select arthritides are below: Osteoarthritis: Results from loss of cartilage and subsequent bony reaction. Diagnosed clinically on the basis of classic historical … Read more

Arthritis

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Arthritis is clinically characterized by pain, swelling, and/or deformity of one or more joints, often accompanied by stiffness and reduced range of motion in the involved joint. Definitions for select arthritides are below: Osteoarthritis: Results from loss of cartilage and subsequent bony reaction. Diagnosed clinically on the basis of classic historical … Read more

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