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Rheumatology

'Rheumatology is a multidisciplinary branch of medicine that deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients…it incorporates over 200 disorders affecting joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues. Musculoskeletal conditions also affect other organ systems’ (BSR, 2017, What is rheumatology). Use this guide to find information resources about rheumatology including books, journal articles and reports.

Last updated: 02/08/2021

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing and NHS England (2018) Best value biological medicines: briefing for specialist nurses, November 2018. London: RCN.
  • This briefing covers the role of specialist nurses in supporting patients who switch to best value biological medicines. It focusses on adalimumab, biological versions of which are scheduled to be available on a framework agreement on behalf of the NHS from 1 December 2018.
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Cover page for Royal College of Nursing (2020) A competency framework for rheumatology nurses: clinical professional resource. London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2020) A competency framework for rheumatology nurses: clinical professional resource. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2020) A competency framework for rheumatology nurses: evaluation documents. London: RCN
Subcutaneous methotrexate Royal College of Nursing (2016) Administering subcutaneous methothrexate for inflammatory arthritis RCN guidance. 3rd edn. London: RCN.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2017) NICE guidance for rheumatology. London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England only.
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British Society for Rheumatology: Guidelines
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: Publications
We would like to thank the RCN Rheumatology Nursing member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Adebajo Adebajo A & Dunkley L (2018) ABC of rheumatology. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
Book cover for Maneesh B (2019) Musculoskeletal Injections and Alternative Options: A practical guide to 'what, when and how?'. 1st edn. Milton: CRC Press. Bhatia M (2019) Musculoskeletal injections and alternative options: a practical guide to 'what, when and how?'. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Bijlsma J W J (2016) EULAR textbook on rheumatic diseases. London: BMJ Publishing Group.
Book cover for Clunie G, Wilkinson N, Nikiphorou, E and Jadon D (2018) Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology. 4th edn. Oup Oxford: GB. Clunie G, Wilkinson N, Nikiphorou, E and Jadon D (2018) Oxford Handbook of rheumatology. 4th edn. Oxford: Open University Press.
Duckworth orthopaedics Duckworth A D et al. (2016) Orthopediacs, trauma and rheumatology. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 
Garrett - clinical pocket Garrett B et al (2017) Clinical pocket reference for orthopaedic nurses. Oxford: Clinical Pocket Reference.
Green book cover with two vine tendrils etertwined between the author's name and the title. Ive F (2019) One step ahead of osteoarthritis: stay flexible and keep moving. London: Hammersmith Health Books.
Makhni M, Makhni E, Swart E and Day C (eds.) (2017) Orthopedic emergencies. Cham: Springer Verlag. Makhni M C et al. (2017) Orthopedic emergencies. Cham: Springer.
book cover for Myrick K M (2017) Orthopedic and sports medicine case studies for advanced practice nurses. 1st edn. New York, NY: Springer. Myrick K M (2017) Orthopedic and sports medicine case studies for advanced practice nurses. New York: Springer.
Dark blue, light blue and yellow book cover. Oliver S M (2020) Oxford handbook of musculoskeletal nursing. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Blue book cover with the title and author in white. Ramachandran M (ed.) (2018) Basic orthopaedic sciences. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Book cover for Silver T (2019) Silver’s Joint and Soft Tissue Injection: Injecting with Confidence. 6th ed. CRC Press Silver T (2019) Silver's joint and soft tissue injection: injecting with confidence. 6th ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Staheli - fundamentals of Staheli L T (2016) Fundamentals of pediatric orthopedics. 5th edn. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
Wardrope ABC of common soft tissue disorders Wardrope J  et al. (2016) ABC of common tissue disorders. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Book cover for Wislowska M (2018) Diagnosis and Treatment in Rheumatology. Bentham Science Publishers: Sharjah. Wislowska M (2018) Diagnosis and treatment in rheumatology. Sharjah: Bentham Science.

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