Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the basic function of the GI tract; the absorption sites in the GI tract for specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; and the role of probiotics in GI tract function
- Explain the basic pathophysiology of irritable bowel diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease and celiac disease
- Discuss how gut-associated lymphoid tissue, antigen tolerance and autoantibodies relate to the development of inflammatory bowel disease
- Describe the role of probiotics in treating inflammatory bowel disease
- Compare and contrast Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including etiology, pathology, diagnosis, nutritional concerns and treatment
- Design one diet for a patient with Crohn’s disease who does not require surgery and one for a Crohn’s patient who has a resection of the large intestine
- Compare and contrast the various presentations of celiac disease, including symptoms, organs and body systems that are involved
- Discuss the nutritional deficiencies common in celiac disease and develop a plan to address these deficiencies
- Explain the basic components of a gluten-free diet and barriers to compliance with the diet
- Develop a Medical Nutrition Therapy treatment plan for a patient with celiac disease and gluten intolerance
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians and health educators.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
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and search for this topic title.
Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3005, 3040, 3090, 5000, 5120, 5220, 5230, 5280, 5390, 5410
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).