Release Date: 12/14/2023
Expiration Date: 12/14/2025
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2022.
Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!
participants will be awarded 1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hour.
Instructions to Complete This NCPD Program
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The school nurse is in a position to recognize and refer children that may be exhibiting signs and symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), potentially expediting proper diagnosis. SLE is an inflammatory, multi-system, autoimmune disease of unknown cause with extremely variable clinical and laboratory manifestations. Between 10 to 20 percent of all persons who develop SLE do so in childhood. The symptoms of lupus can range from mild to life-threatening, can be intermittent, and may closely resemble those of other diseases. These factors, along with gaps in provider knowledge, often result in misdiagnosis and/or delays in diagnosis. However, prompt diagnosis and appropriate management of lupus is imperative to the prevention of morbidity and mortality, particularly in the pediatric population.
Given the critical role of school nurses in pediatric care, this session provides an overview of lupus in the pediatric population, including risk factors, disease etiology, and assessment. Likewise, the school nurse is integral to the proper management and continued care of persons with lupus, but tools are needed to assure the best outcomes. Thus, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has partnered with school nurses to develop a Lupus Care Plan and a Lupus Transition Plan. The care plan assists in addressing the needs of students presenting and is adaptable for each individual. The transition plan is intended to help school nurses assist students to make a smooth transition from child-centered care to adult health care. These tools will be presented and discussed.
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- Recognize at least six of the most common signs and symptoms of SLE.
- Identify the three most at-risk populations for the development of SLE.
- Identify the top three barriers to lupus care in the pediatric population.
- Report confidence in the ability to implement the lupus care plan for school nurses.
- Report confidence in the ability to implement the lupus transition plan for young adults transitioning into adult care.
This continuing education program is a knowledge NCPD program developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child, adolescent health, community/public health, and school nursing.
Allison M. Wiman, BSW
Big Bend Area Health Education Center and Big Bend Rural Health Network
Christopher J. Reed, Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctorate
Chair of the Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness
Attorney, Reynolds Law Group, LLC
Meghan Nelson, DO
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Faculty and Nurse Planner(s) Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational program content is free of commercial interest, bias, influence, and that the integrity of the content is uncompromised. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.
The nurse planner(s), faculty, and reviewers disclose there are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for ALL those involved with the ability to control the content of this program.
The National Association of School Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning program.
Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.