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Course Overview

Autoimmune diseases are a group of more than 100 clinically distinct, chronic disorders predominantly affecting women. These diseases - which include systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, Sjogren‘s syndrome, type 1 diabetes, sarcoidosis, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis - are a leading cause of death and disability among young and middle-aged women in most industrialized countries. Healthcare professionals across disciplines should have information for patients on resources, including support groups in the community, and should provide patients with education about self-care.

About the Course Author

Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN, a health writer and editor, practices in ambulatory care in Orlando, Fla.. Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Connie Chettle is a retired epidemiologist and contributor to Relias continuing education courses. She has worked as a nurse expert witness on fungal infection, responsible for all infection control functions for prevention of nosocomial infections in patients, staff and visitors.  She was also responsible for employee health reviews, immunizations, triage for injured workers, workers compensation injury and case management for 2100 plus employees. 

Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Damaris Vieira, MS, APN, NP-C, is a primary care practitioner at The Judeo Christian Health Clinic in Tampa Bay, Florida, and adjunct faculty at The University of South Florida Damaris Vieira, MS, ARNP, NP-C has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Maureen Habel, MA, RN, has been a director of nursing staff development and a director of clinical nursing services. She has taught healthcare management and leadership courses, and has played a key role as an American Red Cross disaster nurse. An award-winning nursing writer, Habel currently lives in Seal Beach, CA. Maureen Habel, MA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP­BC, a family nurse practitioner, is adjunct faculty at Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas. Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    Category: Category 1.

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.0 contact hours, approval number 20-721640.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.0 contact hours, approval number 20-721640.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CHES530
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-09-25
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe general treatments for autoimmune diseases ; Discuss at least four causes of autoimmune diseases; List two reasons for female predominance in autoimmune diseases
  • Outline:

    Causes of Autoimmune Disease

    Genetic and Environmental Factors

    Female Sex and the Immune System

    Female: Male Ratios in Autoimmune Diseases

    1. Autoimmune Diseases
    2. Hashimoto's diseasse
    3. Systemic lupus erthematosus
    4. Sjogren's syndrome
    5. Antiphospholipid syndrome 
    6. Primary biliary cirrhosis
    7. Autoimmune hepatitis 
    8. Graves' disease
    9. Sclleroderma 
    10. Rheumatoid arthritis 
    11. Myasthenia gravis 
    12. Multiple sclerosis

    Microchimerism

    Treatment

    Five Major Autoimmune Diseases

    Systemic lupus erythematosus

    Scleroderma 

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

    Sjögren syndrome

    Healthcare Implications

     

     

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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