West Visayas State University College of Nursing La Paz, Iloilo City

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Name of the Course: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Course Description: This course aims to enrich the knowledge of the students about Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). It includes the discussion of its pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and the medical and nursing management in caring for clients with SLE.


Objectives: a. General Objective: After 30 minutes of lecture and discussion, the students will acquire comprehensive knowledge about Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and develop a positive attitude in taking care of clients with SLE. b. Specifically, at the end of the course, the students will be able to: i. Knowledge 1. explain Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) comprehensively 2. identify and describe at least 2 types of SLE 3. identify at least 3 risk factors of SLE 4. identify at least 3 clinical manifestations of SLE 5. explain comprehensively the medical and nursing management of the disease ii. Attitude 1. develop a positive attitude towards caring for a person with Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) 2. demonstrate appreciation in the important role of nurses in caring for persons with SLE

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Methodology: Lecture/Lecture-discussion Content

a. Review of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system b. Review of the anatomy and physiology of the immune system c. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus i. Definition ii. History iii. Incidence iv. Etiology v. Classification vi. Risk Factors vii. Pathophysiology viii. Clinical Manifestations ix. Complications x. Diagnosis xi. Management VI. VII. VIII. Recapitulation/Summary Evaluation a. Quiz References a. Books i. Smeltzer, S.C., et al (2004). Medical-Surgical Nursing 10th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. ii. Porth, C.M., (2002). Pathophysiology Concepts of Altered Health Status 6th Edition. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. b. Websites i. Mayo-Clinic (2008) http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lupus/DS00115 ii. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupus_erythematosus