Women & Autoimmune Disease

Course Description & Information:

  • Autoimmune diseases are the third most common category of disease in the United States after cancer and heart disease. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 8% of the population, 78% of whom are women making autoimmune disease a major women’s health issue. Autoimmunity is the underlying cause of more than 100 serious, chronic illnesses with over 50 million Americans living and coping with autoimmune disease. This course reviews current research on treatment for the more commonly diagnosed autoimmune diseases in women. Topics covered include hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Graves's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, hemolytic anemia and multiple sclerosis. Intermediate level.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-20-033-L01-P, IRD: 10-14-2020. Knowledge based activity.
  • Nursing Pharmacy Hours: 6 contact hours.
Course Objectives:

  • Define autoimmune disease.
  • Identify the connection between inflammation & autoimmune diseases.
  • Explore the connection between women and autoimmune disease.
  • Learn the current treatment algorithm for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Identify current dietary treatment recommendations for inflammatory bowel disease (crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).
  • Identify current dietary strategies for the management of celiac disease.
  • Identify tests and treatment strategies for hashimoto's thyroiditis.
  • Identify advanced therapies in treatment and management of multiple sclerosis.
  • Review research on the connection between nutrition and autoimmune disease.
Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 6 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

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

Certificate Requirements:

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

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