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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Annette S - Brigham City, UT  ·  Jan 20, 2017
Good review of Autoimmune diseases.
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Beth D - Kailua , HI  ·  Jan 04, 2017
good to review with all autoimmune diseases together for comparison
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Diane H - Wilkes Barre, PA  ·  Oct 06, 2016
well written and easy to understand
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Alvin J - Las Vegas, NV  ·  Sep 07, 2016
It's tedious.This is sleep material.
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brenda k - Nampa, ID  ·  Sep 04, 2016
Very good, easy to learn and understand. This was one of the best courses I have taken in my 26 yrs of online courses. very satisfied!! and more knowledgeable of all the different auto immune diseases
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00