Autoimmune Diseases for Pediatric Primary Care Providers

1.5 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $15 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $30.

This course will familiarize pediatric primary care providers with the identification and management of common rheumatologic diseases. Providers will gain a better understanding of the initial presenting symptoms of common pediatric autoimmune diseases, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, IgA vasculitis, Kawasaki disease and rheumatic fever. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the utility of laboratory evaluation and health promotion for this patient population.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.5 NAPNAP contact hours.

If you had attended 2023 virtual symposium and earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

•Understand how to assess the following rheumatologic diseases:
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Pain Amplification Syndromes
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • IgA Vasculitis (Henoch Schoenlein Purpura)
  • Kawasaki Disease
•Highlight important subjective and objective information for each disease process
•Identify initial diagnostic measures
•Understand the basic principles of management
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Anna Richmond, DNP, FNP-C, PNP-PC

Department of Pediatric Rheumatology

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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