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 Lupus: What You Need to Know
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Course Overview:
The goal of this course is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with information about the manifestations and management of lupus. You will learn to define and classify the various forms of this mysterious and often misdiagnosed chronic autoimmune disease. Expand your knowledge of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of lupus, and learn the American College of Rheumatology’s symptoms and laboratory criteria for the diagnosis of lupus. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to identify the potential impact of lupus on the various parts of the body and the current drug therapy and disease management protocol for your lupus patients.


 This course is co-sponsored and co-provided by RxSchool and The Lupus Foundation.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course the pharmacist  will be able to:

  • Define and classify the various forms of lupus.
  • Describe the epidemiology and pathogenesis of lupus.
  • Identify the American College of Rheumatology symptoms and laboratory criteria for the diagnosis of lupus.
  • Identify the potential impact of lupus to the various parts of the body.
  • Describe current drug therapy and disease management of the lupus patient.


After completing this course the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  • Define and classify the various forms of lupus. 
  • Describe the epidemiology and pathogenesis of lupus.
  • Identify two common symptoms of lupus.
  • Identify the potential impact of lupus to the various parts of the body.
  • Name two different drugs that are commonly used to treat lupus.
Target Audience:
Pharmacists
Pharmacy Technicians
Faculty:
Dawn Isherwood

Dawn Isherwood has been a Health Educator for the Lupus Foundation of America for the past 3 years. Based in Washington DC, she provides tailored assistance to individuals living with lupus and their families across the United States.

Dawn has a BS in Nursing from Pittsburg State University, Kansas and a MS in International Relations from Troy University, Alabama. With more than 25 years of nursing experience, Dawn started her nursing career in the Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU at the University of Kansas Medical Center before entering the US Air Force Nurse Corp where she worked in multiple ICU’s, Labor and Delivery and as an Air Force charge nurse who led Air Force medical and surgical operations in the US, overseas and in a combat zone during Desert Storm. After leaving the Air Force, Dawn began her transition into patient education as the Health and Wellness Coordinator at Rader Army Health Clinic, Ft. Myer in Arlington, VA earning her Health Promotion Director certification through the Cooper Institute.
Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool has a Full and Fair disclosure policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.   

The authors and planners have no conflicts to disclose.

There is discussion of off-label uses of medications in this course.
Release date:
 6/16/2014
Expiration Date:
 6/16/2017
 
 


Course Category This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based
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Price: $25.00
ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 2 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-9999-14-011-H04-P.

Expiration Date: 06/16/2017

Release Date: 06/16/2014

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 2 credit hours and the ACPE UPN: 0372-9999-14-011-H04-T.

Expiration Date: 06/16/2017

Release Date: 06/16/2014

 
To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online.

The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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