".. This program aims to support primary care providers with diagnosis and management of their rheumatic patients, allowing for early treatment so that tissue/joint damage is avoided or reduced.
Program learning objectives are:
To develop an approach to identifying inflammatory arthritis in order to
Facilitate early referral and management
Identifying clinical, laboratory and radiographic features suggestive of disease flare/activity
Monitoring for side effects of commonly used disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
Monitoring for disease and treatment associated comorbidity .. "