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Celiac Disease: Basics & Beyond

Alexia Lewis, MS, RD, LD/N

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Celiac Disease: Basics & Beyond is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explains the basics of celiac disease from prevalence and pathophysiology to diagnosis and management. It also goes beyond the basics by including the dietary treatment of celiac disease from a registered dietitian’s perspective by outlining the steps of the nutrition care process from assessment to monitoring and evaluation. Two case studies are included to assist the health professional in understanding the patient’s perspective from pre-diagnosis to disease management. This course will be informative for anyone with celiac disease as well as registered dietitians and other health professionals who work with patients with celiac disease.

Closeout course #20-76 | 2013 | 26 pages | 17 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.List the effects of gluten on the gastrointestinal tract
2.Identify the symptoms of celiac disease
3.Describe a gluten-free diet
4.List the nutrients of concern for patients with celiac disease
5.Apply the nutrition care process to celiac disease
CE INFORMATION

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Alexia Lewis, MS, RD, LD/N, is a registered dietitian licensed in the state of Florida. She is the wellness dietitian for the University of North Florida where she does one-on-one nutrition counseling, facilitates healthy eating groups, presents nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations, and promotes healthy lifestyle habits through food and nutrition. Alexia has also been a nutrition instructor for undergraduate nutrition students at the University of North Florida and has taught Food Fundamentals, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Counseling and Communication, and other classes. Alexia is the president of the Jacksonville Dietetic Association for the 2012-2013 year. Alexia is a nutrition speaker, writer, and blogger (http://alexialewisrd.com) whose goal is “nutrition made easy.” 

 

Disclosure:

Financial: Receives speaker fees from the Florida Dairy Farmers for teaching and speaking. Receives royalties from Professional Development Resources, Inc. on sales of her courses.

Nonfinancial: Receives media training from the Florida Dairy Farmers in exchange for blogging, writing, and staffing booths.


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