Celiac Disease Demands a Lifelong Gluten-Free Diet - OT386

Celiac Disease Demands a Lifelong Gluten-Free Diet

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN
(4.5 / 122 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue or gluten intolerance, is a malabsorption syndrome caused by an immune reaction to dietary gluten. About 1 out of 133 Americans has celiac disease. A recent epidemiological study reported that the incidence of celiac disease has increased over the past three decades and that the disease continues to be underdiagnosed. Advances in recognizing its multisystem effects and new diagnostic tests have led to the realization that celiac disease is a common systemic condition that can occur at any age. If it’s not appropriately diagnosed and managed, it can produce serious health problems. With knowledge about the risk factors for the disease and its clinical presentation, healthcare professionals as a team can help prevent those problems.


The goal of this program is to provide nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physicians, paramedics and EMTs with information about celiac disease, including risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and treatment options. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the risk factors and clinical presentation of celiac disease
  • Identify methods of diagnosing celiac disease
  • Explain treatment strategies for people with celiac disease
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Client Factors

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, health educators, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physicians, paramedics and EMTs.
Occupational therapists: 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. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/13/2006
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/4/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/4/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Kathleen P - chula vista, CA  ·  Jun 26, 2017
very good i liked it very much
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Shira S - Philadelphia , PA  ·  Jun 04, 2017
Well given course for anyone
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Ronit H - Beverly Hills , CA  ·  Jan 25, 2017
Good practical information, and guide to diagnosing the disease
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shira f - far rockaway, NY  ·  Jan 16, 2017
very interesting provided me with information that is useful
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AMY C - Sinking Spring, PA  ·  Nov 04, 2016
As someone allergic to Wheat/Gluten, this was very helpful and resourceful. I will definitely be using the website listed.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50