Lupus Remains Incurable‚ but Research Offers Hope - RD388-60

Lupus Remains Incurable‚ but Research Offers Hope

by Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
(4.4 / 35 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex, incurable disease and chronic condition. It can affect most body systems. There are three main types of lupus: cutaneous lupus erythematosus, drug-induced lupus erythematosus, and systemic lupus erythematosus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that it is not a “reportable” condition and that it would be costly to determine an accurate number of people affected. Thus, prevalence has been difficult to determine. It is a challenge to diagnose because there is no lab test for diagnosis. In addition, symptoms wax and wane, and are similar to other conditions. Healthcare providers knowledgeable about the manifestations of lupus, patient education resources, and treatment options can help patients more effectively manage the complexities of their disease.


The goal of this continuing education program about lupus is to provide healthcare providers with information about the manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus and the management of people with the disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the three types of lupus
  • Identify the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Discuss the importance of patient communication as an integral part of healthcare intervention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, emergency medical professionals, health educators, massage therapists, pharmacists, and radiologic technologists.
Dietitians: 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.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accrediation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2060, 3000, 5000, 5120 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.7, 10.1.2. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/13/2006
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/31/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/31/2020

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

If this course is approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, this course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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JoAnn N - Detroit, MI  ·  Jul 11, 2019
Great illustrations and discussion of etiology and symptoms
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Lynn B - Junction City, KS  ·  May 01, 2019
Enjoyed this course and the knowledge gained from this course.
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Nicole O - Roscoe, IL  ·  Feb 16, 2019
nice overview of types of lupus
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Susan C - Prescott, WI  ·  Apr 23, 2018
usseful information for health professional
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Amina K - FARMINGTON, MN  ·  Apr 16, 2018
The treatment plan and diagnosis.
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Price: $20.00
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