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Symptomatic Management of Lupus and Autoimmune Diseases through Nutrition, Medication and Complementary Alternative Treatments
Cynthia Sileo, MS, RDN

C246
9 CPEUs
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C246E
9 CPEUs
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$79.95

Manual with 1 Reporting Form (107 pgs)
This program will help you to:

  • assess risk factors associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune diseases.
  • describe the typical patient profile with SLE.
  • explain symptoms associated with SLE and how they overlap with other autoimmune diseases.
  • assess complications associated with SLE.
  • differentiate medications used to treat SLE and their potential use in other autoimmune diseases.
  • formulate interventions based upon SLE symptoms and treatments.
  • differentiate which therapies are best for treating inflammation, depression, cognition and stress.
  • explain the potential benefits of alternative/complementary treatments for autoimmune diseases.

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Symptomatic Management of Lupus and Autoimmune Diseases through Nutrition, Medication and Complementary Alternative Treatments
Cynthia Sileo, MS, RDN

© 2013 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. All rights reserved for this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

Shawn Smith: "I enjoyed the case study approach, making the content much more relatable to real clients. Thank you."

Diane Sidoriak: "Good pertinent information on SLE and other autoimmune diseases."

Donna Dolge: "Practical information provided to aid with said patients in my current job which is in an acute care/hospital."

OVERVIEW AND INSTRUCTIONS

When your patient tells you she has Lupus, she is probably referring to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). SLE is a chronic autoimmune disease which can cause widespread damage to the body. The severity of the disease can range from mild to life threatening. As with other autoimmune diseases the goal of treatment is management of symptoms. This can be a challenge as symptoms may affect multiple systems and the medications used for treatment may have serious side effects. Fortunately, there are a variety of lifestyle therapies which may also provide relief from the symptoms of SLE and other autoimmune diseases. The challenge for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) is to be aware of what symptoms the patient is experiencing, what treatments are being used, their potential side effects and the lifestyle modifications to minimize symptoms and adverse side effects. This program will provide background information on SLE, traditional medications used for its symptomatic management and present nutritional and complementary alternative treatments (CATS) reputed to provide symptomatic relief. Practitioner training requirements and clinical trial information will be included to help the reader make an informed opinion about the efficacy of various treatment options. Since stress is often a trigger for SLE and other autoimmune diseases, "Stress Breaks" will be included throughout this learning program. Feel free to try them yourself and/or share them with patients, family and friends. This CPE self-study program is a level 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program approved for nine continuing professional education units (CPEUs). That means that the reader has general knowledge of literature and professional practice in the area covered. The focus of the program is to enhance knowledge and application.
To get the most benefit from this program, we suggest you adhere to the following four steps:
Step 1: Review the objectives for the CPE program.
Step 2: Study each chapter. As you read, think of patients from your own practice that fit the situation described.
Step 3: Assess what you have learned by completing the self-assessment instrument at the end of this CPE program.
Step 4: Compare your answers to the answer key that has been provided. If you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct, you are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read this CPE program until you score at least 80% correct.
After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., 13621 Gilbride Ln, Clarksville, MD 21029.
We will email your Certificate of Completion.
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HAPPY LEARNING! Cynthia Sileo, MS, RDN

OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Assess risk factors associated with SLE and other autoimmune diseases.
  • Describe the typical patient profile with SLE.
  • Explain symptoms associated with SLE and how they overlap with other autoimmune diseases.
  • Assess complications associated with SLE.
  • Differentiate medications used to treat SLE and their potential use in other autoimmune diseases.
  • Formulate interventions based upon SLE symptoms and treatments.
  • Differentiate which therapies are best for treating inflammation, depression, cognition and stress.
  • Explain the potential benefits of alternative/complementary treatments for autoimmune diseases.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 What Is Lupus?
TYPES
CHAPTER 2 Risk Factors
GENETICS
AGE
HORMONES
ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 3 Symptoms
COMMON SYMPTOMS
ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS
CHAPTER 4 Complications
BLOOD DISORDERS
RENAL
CARDIAC
PULMONARY
NEUROLOGICAL
PREGNANCY
CHAPTER 5 Medications Used for Treatments
ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES
CORTICOSTEROIDS
ANTIMALARIALS
IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVES
ANTICOAGULANTS
MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES (mAbs)
CHAPTER 6 Nutritional Treatments
DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE (DHEA)
FLAXSEED
FISH OIL
VITAMIN D
BROMELAIN
HERBS
CHAPTER 7 Physical Treatments
MASSAGE THERAPY
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
ACUPUNCTURE
EXERCISE
CHAPTER 8 Cognitive Treatments
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
BIOFEEDBACK
HYPNOSIS
AROMATHERAPY
RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 9 Prognosis
CASE STUDY
FOR YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
GLOSSARY
RESOURCES
SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS
ANSWER KEY
EXPLANATION TO QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT WOLF RINKE ASSOCIATES, INC.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cynthia Sileo, MS, RDN earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Foods from Drexel University. She earned her Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.
Cynthia has 19 years of clinical experience in long-term care, home care and acute care. In particular, her field of expertise is adult and geriatric nutrition, having been actively involved on dysphagia and wound care teams.
Her previous publications include Maximizing Efficacy of Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy, Today's Dietitian. 2007; June; 9 (6): 18-19; and Treating Chronic Constipation. Today's Dietitian, 2005; May; 7(5): 52-53.
Outside of clinical nutrition, she is interested in Complementary Alternative Medicine, having tried many of the treatments listed in this program. Cynthia has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, tries to fit a monthly massage therapy session (Swedish or Trigger Point) into her schedule, and uses aromatherapy for relaxation and to soothe sore muscles. Meeting the American College of Sports Medicine exercise recommendations is a work in progress.

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