Systemic Lupus Erythematosus for the Correctional Nurse

2.0 Continuing Education Hours

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory disease of unknown cause that can affect virtually every organ. Immunologic abnormalities, particularly the generation of autoantibodies, are another key feature of the disease. It typically follows a remission and relapsing disease pattern. More than 90% of the cases occur in women, with the majority of them manifesting around childbearing age. In this class, we will review the pathology and manifestations of SLE, and we will discuss common nursing interventions for the patient with SLE.