Lupus Remains Incurable‚ but Research Offers Hope - CHES388

Lupus Remains Incurable‚ but Research Offers Hope

by Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
(4.7 / 23 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex, incurable disease and chronic condition. It can affect most body systems. There are three main types of lupus: cutaneous lupus erythematosus, drug-induced lupus erythematosus, and systemic lupus erythematosus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that it is not a “reportable” condition and that it would be costly to determine an accurate number of people affected. Thus, prevalence has been difficult to determine. It is a challenge to diagnose because there is no lab test for diagnosis. In addition, symptoms wax and wane, and are similar to other conditions. Healthcare providers knowledgeable about the manifestations of lupus, patient education resources, and treatment options can help patients more effectively manage the complexities of their disease.


The goal of this continuing education program about lupus is to provide healthcare providers with information about the manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus and the management of people with the disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the three types of lupus
  • Identify the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Discuss the importance of patient communication as an integral part of healthcare intervention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, emergency medical professionals, health educators, massage therapists, pharmacists, and radiologic technologists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
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.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019,1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 3/13/2006
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/31/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/21/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Patria B - Vacaville, CA  ·  Apr 16, 2019
very useful and informative
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Andre G - Columbia, SC  ·  Apr 03, 2019
Very informative without being overly technical so makes it easier to use when educating members.
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Amanda P - Navarre, FL  ·  Apr 10, 2018
Great course! I live with this disorder and am always looking for more information.
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Christina J - Heflin, AL  ·  Dec 04, 2017
Very educational. I will reccomend to all of my collegues.
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Vickie C - Boonville, NC  ·  Nov 17, 2017
Interesting information and educational material
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