609 Autoimmune Disorders: The Use Of Biologics

Session Number: 609
Track: Clinical Practice and Advanced Practice
Session Type: Concurrent Session - 90 minutes
Primary Presenter: Troy Burd, BSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN [Occupational Health Supervisor - UPS]
Time: Apr 27, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Room: Empire D

Session Description:  When the human immune system goes awry, autoimmune disease results. These diseases can lead to lost productivity, decreased quality of life and increased co-morbidities. Biologics were introduced to the autoimmune arsenal late in the 20th century. Biologics can decrease lost productivity as well as improve quality of life for the individual with autoimmune disorders; however, they bring with them unique hurdles and adverse effects. After this session, you will be equipped with knowledge of commonly used biologics in order to recognize barriers both inside and outside the workplace. The session will include the implications of the Family and Medical Leave Act as well as Americans with Disabilities Act as useful tools for the worker dealing with autoimmune disorders.

Date and Time: April 27th, 10:00AM-11:30AM