At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
1) Identify 3 features of the history and physical exam that suggest an inflammatory arthritis
2) Know that arthrocentesis is the most important initial step in a patient with inflammatory monoarthritis
3) List 4 causes of inflammatory polyarticular arthritis
Professional practice gap that will be addressed: Knowing when to refer patients with inflammatory arthritis to a rheumatologist, which patients can be managed locally and when to initiate therapy.
Target audience: Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses