Available Until 10/15/2024

Rheumatology: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Financial Resources

This activity is available for free to members of NASP. Visit the top section of www.ProCE.com/CSPE for details.


A product of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's (NASP) Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education(CSPE). View more NASP/CSPE Activities

Activity Description

This educational activity will address different rheumatological disease states. Topics to be addressed will include presentation, prevalence, and risk factors, goals of therapy and prognosis, outline of current treatment options, as well as financial assistance that may be available for patients. Provided will be a workflow of the process in identifying financial assistance. This activity will serve to further educate pharmacy technicians on the different medications available for rheumatological conditions.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity includes pharmacy technicians. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation, prevalence, and risk factors for rheumatological disorders.
  • Describe the goals of therapy and prognosis of rheumatological disorders.
  • Outline the current treatment options for rheumatological disorders.
  • Investigate financial assistance options available to patients.


Jennifer Gladden, CPhT
Medication Management Specialist
Novant Health Specialty- Charlotte
Novant Health
Charlotte, NC

Brittany Meilinger, PharmD
Pharmacy Supervisor
Novant Health Specialty Pharmacy, Greater Charlotte Market
Charlotte, NC


It is the policy of ProCE, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship with the manufacturer of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. Jennifer Gladden and Brittany Meilinger do not have any relevant commercial and/or financial relationships to disclose.

CE Accreditation

Release Date: October 15, 2021
Expiration Date: October 15, 2024

Pharmacy Technicians

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-21-231-H01-T has been assigned to this knowledge-based, home-study activity. This CE activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher is required to receive CE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.


No external support has been received for this activity.


The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.