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New resource for nurses will help improve care for people with osteoarthritis - 4 June 2015

Primary health care nurses are now better placed to help care for people with osteoarthritis following the launch of a new resource on running osteoarthritis nurse-led clinics. The resource provides tips on how to set up nurse led clinics as well as information on helping people with osteoarthritis to manage their condition. It was developed with the input of primary care nurses by the Grampians Medicare Local, and with support from an expert advisory group, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association and Arthritis Australia.

“Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of chronic pain, disability and lost productivity in Australia” said Jessica Danko, the nurse who led the project to develop this resource. “Primary health care nurses can build on their existing chronic disease management skills to improve the quality of life of people living with this condition.”

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Reviewed and updated June 2015

 
 
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