Hashimoto Thyroiditis: A Common Cause of Hypothyroidism

by Instructor: Brittani Zurek, PharmD

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder, results in destruction of the thyroid gland and symptoms of hypothyroidism, and is about 10 times more common in women than men and usually occurs between ages 40 to 60. It is characterized by the presence of lymphocytes in the thyroid gland and a positive test for antibodies to thyroperoxidase and thyroglobulin. Once patients progress to overt hypothyroidism, treatment must be initiated with levothyroxine to restore hormone levels. Levothyroxine has a narrow therapeutic-to-toxic window and must be monitored accordingly. Undertreatment can result in complications including bradycardia, constipation, coronary artery disease, anemia, and infertility. However, overtreatment can result in cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and atrial fibrillation. This highlights the integral role that healthcare professionals have in the proper management and treatment.

About the Course Author

Brittani Zurek, PharmD, is a pharmacist and medical writer who graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy. Brittani Zurek, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

    Activity Number: 120403 Learning Need Code(s): 2000, 2060, 3000, 3005 CPE Level: Level II

    Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; QualityCPE@eatright.org, or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

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  • 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.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA0008057-0000-20-162-H01-P
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    1.00HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Pharmacy


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PHARM162
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-11-19
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the pathogenesis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis; Identify proper monitoring techniques for effective levothyroxine treatment; Recognize different variants of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis; Understand proper treatment strategies for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; Pharmacists; Physicians; 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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