Musculoskeletal Issues

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Compare Osteoarthritis to Rheumatoid arthritis.  What are the causes?  When do the affected joints get stiff?  Are they more painful with rest or with use? 

Osteoarthritis

 

Rheumatoid arthritis

 

What are the primary types of medications used for Osteoarthritis?  What are the nursing considerations?

 

 

What are the primary types of medications used for Rheumatoid Arthritis?  What are the nursing considerations?

 

 

What is Muscular Dystrophy?  What are the early symptoms?  What causes it?  How is it diagnosed?

 

 

What medications are commonly given for Muscular Dystrophy?  What are the goals of nursing care?  What special considerations should you have for people who have Muscular Dystrophy in their family? 

 

 

 

What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)?  What causes it?  What are the effects of SLE on the body?  What are some common types of medications used to manage SLE? 

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