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To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overall and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.

  • The human immune system is an incredibly complex set of cells, chemicals and organs that work together as a team to provide several lines of defense against invading pathogens. But when the immune system turns against the body, it can lead to a potent, harmful, even fatal reaction. This program will discuss what happens when the immune response is triggered for the wrong reasons, leading to allergic reactions, autoimmune disease, the struggle of HIV infection, and tissue and organ rejection

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Course Overview
  • Terminology
  • Introduction
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Transplant Rejection
  • Conclusion

    This course is designed to provide nurses and others with a discussion of what happens when the immune response is triggered for the wrong reasons, and some of the potential consequences of this action.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the causes and symptoms of various forms of allergies and asthma, as well as their treatment.
  • Explain how the various types of autoimmune disease occur, and what treatments are available for them.
  • Discuss HIV/AIDS, its unique challenges, and the ways in which it is currently treated.
  • Explain the challenges of organ transplant rejection, and what medical professionals do to prevent it from occurring.

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