Rheumatoid Arthritis Assessment Nursing Mnemonic



  • R-Respiratory distress (Interstitial lung disease, bronchiolitis, pleural effusion)
  • H-Haematological manifestations (anemias, thrombocytosis, neutropenia)
  • E-Extra- articular RA (ExRA)
  • U-Urinary tract infections (mainly drug- induced)
  • M-Median nerve compression/ Morning stiffness
  • A-Amyloidosis
  • T-Tenosynovitis and bursitis
  • O-Ocular manifestations (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, scleritis, episcleritis)
  • I-Immunologic manifestations (Sjogren’s, Felty’s and Caplan’s syndrome)
  • D-Deformities (boutonniere, swan- neck, button- hole)


Common findings of rheumatoid arthritis

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