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  1. Kirchner, Elizabeth MSN, RN-BC, CNP


Approximately 1 in 5 people in the United States suffers from autoimmune diseases. To explain the pathophysiology of autoimmune disease, a basic understanding of the normal and dysfunctional immune system is necessary. Rheumatoid arthritis is used as a model to explain the basics of autoimmune disease. The infusion nurse plays a key role in patient education and the safe administration of biologics.