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Care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

By Nicola Gray, Simon Keady and Janet McDonagh

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis 


Care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a long-term condition which, like asthma and diabetes, has potentially debilitating effects, not only for patients but also for their families and carers. Nicola Gray, Simon Keady and Janet McDonagh describe the condition and its treatment
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Check your learningCheck your learning questions are based on Care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which was commissioned from independent authors.

The information below helps you to identify knowledge gaps and undertake continuing professional development.

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How to undertake continuing professional development

Reflect on knowledge gaps

  • How does juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) differ from arthritis in adults?
  • What symptoms can be suggestive of JIA?
  • How can you improve the care of young patients with JIA?

Think about how this article may help you to do your job better.

Practice points

Reading is only one way to undertake CPD and the regulator will expect to see various approaches in a pharmacist’s CPD portfolio.

  • Review the doses of NSAIDs that might be seen on a prescription for a young person with JIA, and the non-prescription products that they might buy in a pharmacy
  • Arrange an awareness-raising session for the pharmacy team of the possibility of young people needing guidance on juvenile arthritis, including symptoms and products that might warrant referral
  • Gather details of the local resources available in order to signpost young people and their families to specialist diagnostic and care services for juvenile arthritis, and contacts for pharmacists’ clinical enquiries within the local paediatric/adolescent rheumatology team

Consider making this activity one of your nine CPD entries this year.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11049631

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