Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed GI disorder in the United States. It can limit activities of daily living, productivity, socialization, and travel, significantly decreasing quality of life. It is well accepted that food plays a role in IBS; however, there is no one food that causes everyone to have symptoms, and there is no one diet to manage symptoms. Practitioners working with IBS patients need to know how to design an individualized diet using accepted management practices and new diet and integrative therapies. The goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about IBS, treatment options, dietary and lifestyle modifications, supplements, and pharmacological agents that can help patients manage symptoms with this chronic condition.
Approved for 1.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.50 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Signs and Symptoms
Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth
A Diagnostic Challenge
FODMAP for IBS
Assessing the Need for Fiber
Alternative Therapies for IBS
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
Exam and BrainSparks
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.Disclosure: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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