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Course Overview

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the accumulation of fat within the cells and tissue of the liver in the absence of excessive alcohol consumption, is the most common liver disease in the U.S. Its incidence is on the rise and often goes undiagnosed. Estimates suggest that 20% to 40% of the adult population in western countries and 60% to 80% of patients with diabetes and/or obesity are affected by NAFLD. Although nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is less common, it can lead to life-threatening cirrhosis of the liver. Treatment for NAFLD consists of lifestyle modification with diet and exercise. There are no FDA-approved pharmacological agents for the treatment of NAFLD and NASH, although some medications have led to improvements in the disease and will be discussed. Goals for treatment are to prevent progression of liver disease and reverse the damage that is present. Learn the causes, diagnostic methodologies, progression, and treatment of NAFLD.

About the Course Author

Megan Dennis Baumler, PhD, RD, CD, has practiced as a clinical, community, and academic dietitian for more than a decade. She is a professor of dietetics at Mount Mary University and a freelance writer. Her areas of expertise include ethics, nutrigenetics, gastrointestinal physiology, and research methodology. Baumler lives in Minnesota and earned BS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Megan Dennis Baumler, PhD, RD, CD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (17 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    2.00HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    2.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    2.00HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    2.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    2.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD60280
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define NAFLD and describe how it differs from other liver diseases; Explain nutrition interventions for NAFLD and describe a healthcare professional’s role in providing care for patients with NAFLD; List the risk factors for NAFLD and discuss how to prevent the disease
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.