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
(4.3 / 117 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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Diane H - Wilkes Barre, PA  ·  Aug 01, 2018
Well written, easy to understand
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Sondra O - Orlando, FL  ·  May 31, 2018
need more than 1 hour for autoimmunity
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LINDA M - NEWARK, OH  ·  May 30, 2018
informative and educational. Good data and updated material
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Kathryn H - Fort Walton Beach, FL  ·  Apr 18, 2018
This is a topic I am not familiar with so appreciated the knowledge
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Rosalind G - Waianae, HI  ·  Apr 05, 2018
This course provided me with a lot of new information regarding autoimmune disorders. I had no idea that so many of them affected people in pairs. I had no idea that someone with RA is also at risk of having another autoimmune disease as well.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00