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CPD modules

Ankylosing spondylitis: patient diagnosis and management

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2019
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module looks at the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, and its diagnosis and management, including anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy. It focuses on the difficulties and delays associated with diagnosing this chronic inflammatory disease and developments in diagnostic criteria.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Deborah Bond, Lead biologics specialist nurse, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.


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