Autoimmune Disease - OT530

Autoimmune Disease

A Leading Cause of Death Among Women

by Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
(4.4 / 363 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


This continuing education 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. This course provides an overview of autoimmune diseases and highlights five common autoimmune diseases.


The goal of this continuing education program is to inform nurses, health educators, dietitians 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
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, health educators, and occupational therapists.
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Relias LLC reports completions to the following states utilizing CEBroker: AL, AZ, GA, FL, LA, MS, SC, TN (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 7/28/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/25/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/25/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Jasmine C - Tallahassee, FL  ·  May 19, 2020
As a person with an autoimmune disorder I found it to be very informative!
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Debra D - Fleetwood, PA  ·  May 18, 2020
Informative; eye-opener in regards to the ratio of women verses men affected
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Blaine Z - FORT WORTH, TX  ·  May 06, 2020
This was an interesting course learning about different types of autoimmune diseases.
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INGRID P - CUMMING , GA  ·  Apr 16, 2020
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Mary M - Greenville, NC  ·  Apr 15, 2020
I enjoyed the detailed nature of the data. I am better able to appreciate the differences between the diagnoses.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50