Lupus Remains Incurable, but Research Offers Hope
by Instructor: Donna J. Bowles, RN, MSN, EdD, CNE; Instructor: Karen A. Johnson, RN; Instructor: Maureen Habel, MA, RN; Instructor: Susan C. Drummond, NCMT, RM

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly referred to simply as lupus, is an incurable disease, and one that is difficult to diagnose. In actuality, there are three main types of lupus: cutaneous lupus erythematosus, drug-induced lupus erythematosus and SLE. The most common symptoms are aching joints, fever, swollen joints, fatigue, butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose, sunlight sensitivity and mouth or nose ulcers. The medications most commonly used to treat SLE are NSAIDs, corticosteroids and antimalarial drugs. As many as 1.5 million Americans may have lupus. Healthcare providers are likely to encounter patients with the disorder in a number of inpatient, ambulatory and community settings. Healthcare providers should be familiar with the causes, symptoms and most common treatment of lupus so they can meet patient and family needs.

About the Course Author

Donna Bowles, RN, MSN, EdD, CNE, is a professor at the Indiana University Southeast School of Nursing. Donna J. Bowles, RN, MSN, EdD, CNE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Karen A. Johnson, RN, a coding specialist at Lockheed Martin in Rockville, MD, was a health educator for the Lupus Foundation of America for more than five years Karen A. Johnson, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Maureen Habel, MA, RN, has been a director of nursing staff development and a director of clinical nursing services. She has taught healthcare management and leadership courses, and has played a key role as an American Red Cross disaster nurse. An award-winning nursing writer, Habel currently lives in Seal Beach, CA. Maureen Habel, MA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Susan Drummond, NCMT, RM, a massage therapist, is owner of NJBalance, Medford, N.J. The author has declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Susan C. Drummond, NCMT, RM 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 (2 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • 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.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-MT388
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-03
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-05-21
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the three types of lupus; Discuss the importance of patient communication as an integral part of healthcare intervention; Identify the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Health Educators; Nurses; Pharmacists; 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.
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    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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