Nursing Assessment, Management and Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases


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About the Course
Almost 4% of the world’s population is affected by one of more than 80 different autoimmune diseases. In the United States (US), as many as 50 million Americans are living with an autoimmune disease, at a cost of $86 billion a year (National Stem Cell Foundation [NSCF], 2021). This education program provides information on autoimmune diseases with the purpose of adding to the nurse’s ability to recognize, assess, and facilitate treatment of such diseases. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of common autoimmune diseases.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of common autoimmune diseases.
  • Initiate appropriate assessment of patients affected by common autoimmune diseases.
  • Explain diagnosis and treatment options for common autoimmune diseases.
  • Identify nursing interventions important to the care of patients living with common autoimmune diseases.

About the Author
Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and published healthcare education author. She is the owner of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business devoted to helping nurses maintain competency and enhance their professional growth and development. Dr. Avillion earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS from Penn State University, along with a BSN from Bloomsburg University. She has served in various nursing roles over her career in both leadership roles and as a bedside clinical nurse. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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Course ID: 47688