Autoimmune Disease - CHES530

Autoimmune Disease

A Leading Cause of Death Among Women

by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Damaris Vieira, MS, ARNP, NP-C
(4.1 / 54 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


This course provides information about common autoimmune diseases in women and their treatment. By ensuring that patients have the essential information about self-care, signs and symptoms, medications and resources, healthcare professionals play a vital role in caring for patients with lifelong, chronic autoimmune diseases.


The purpose of this program is to inform nurses, health educators and occupational therapists about the principal autoimmune diseases, including their causes, treatment and nursing care issues. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss at least four causes of autoimmune diseases
  • List two reasons for female predominance in autoimmune diseases
  • Describe general treatments for autoimmune diseases

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, health educators, occupational therapists and physicians .
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 OnCourse Learning, 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.

Course Originally Released on: 7/28/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/27/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Margaret G - Radford, VA  ·  Dec 06, 2017
It was educational learning about auto immune diseases. I have suddenly known what I didn't know before such as some disease occur as a result of where you reside-away from the equator.
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Miria H - Oakley, CA  ·  Sep 17, 2017
Did not realize autoimmune was so dominate in women
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Carrie H - Morton , IL  ·  Sep 07, 2017
Interesting but would have like to have had more in-depth information of the different types of disease.
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SHEILA H - Sierra Vista, AZ  ·  Aug 15, 2017
So may issues, can be defeating for sure
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ULA B - OSSINING, NY  ·  Mar 17, 2017
This course was a challenge for me. The wording in the questions was not easy for me to interpret. I had to read it over and over to get the meaning of the questions.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00