3-hour On-Demand: Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases


Course Description & Information:

  • MConnective tissue disease refers to a group of disorders involving the protein-rich tissue that supports organs and other parts of the body. Examples of connective tissue are fat, bone, and cartilage. These disorders often involve the joints, muscles, and skin, but they can also involve other organs and organ systems, including the eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and blood vessels. There are inherited disorders of connective tissue as well as autoimmune connective tissue disease. This webinar will focus on autoimmune connective disorders including polymyositis and dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis and mixed connective tissue disease.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-19-009-H01-P, 4-9-19, ERD: 4-9-22. Knowledge based activity.
  • Expiration Date: 4-9-2022
  • Level: Intermediate

Course Objectives:

  • Define autoimmune disease.
  • Explain how to distinguish between an autoimmune connective tissue disease from other connective tissue diseases.
  • State current treatment options for each autoimmune connective tissue disease.
  • List environmental factors that contribute to Autoimmune connective tissue diseases and strategies to modify these risk factors.
  • Identify current treatment options for each of the autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Ginger Schirmer, PhD, RD

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