Make Room for Rheum

Author(s): Clarissa Michalak

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Rheumatology is a medical specialty often viewed as a zebra, mystery, or diagnosis of exclusion. In this presentation, nurses and nurse practitioners will learn common rheumatological diseases and the pathophysiology requiring critical care. Manifestation and management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), scleroderma, vasculitis, and inflammatory arthritis will be presented by system. Pharmacology will include chronic management, as well as discussion of acute and critical interventions.


  • Distinguish patient presentations with a rheumatologic etiology and effectively consult appropriate services.
  • Select common diagnostics and therapeutics involved in rheumatologic care within acute or critical care.
  • Identify critical presentations of rheumatologic diseases and appropriate stabilizing interventions.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.