The Patient With Pancreatitis - RD110-60

The Patient With Pancreatitis

by Michelle Algeo Cullen, RDN
(4.4 / 211 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
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Pancreatitis can affect anyone at any age. It can cause critical illness and the acute form can be fatal. Healthcare professionals in every practice setting — from critical care units to patients’ homes — need to be familiar with the identification and management of this disease. Identifying the classic signs and symptoms of chronic and acute pancreatitis, the disease’s underlying pathophysiology, its usual treatment, nutritional therapy, and pain-management steps are essential for a positive patient outcome. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to prepare healthcare professionals for treating patients with pancreatitis. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • List two causes and two complications of both acute and chronic pancreatitis.
  • Describe the typical presentation of a patient with acute pancreatitis.
  • Differentiate between the pain management of patients with acute and chronic pancreatitis.
  • Describe recommendations for medical nutrition therapy, including enteral and parenteral nutrition, for the patient with pancreatitis.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for dietitians/nutritionists
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This course is a level 2 course with performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.7,10.1.2,  and suggested CDR learning codes of 5220, 5390, 5460. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 12/11/1995
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/25/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/25/2022

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Ruth M - Wisconsin Rapids, WI  ·  Oct 01, 2019
A nice refresher in pancreatic care. The information was easy to understand and informative. I liked how the material was presented starting with acute pancreatitis and the bullet topics to causes,symptoms and complications to diagnosis and management/care
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JoAnn N - Detroit, MI  ·  Aug 07, 2019
Excellent discussion of chronic and acute pancreatitis and etiology
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Elena H - Arlington, TX  ·  May 31, 2019
Very informative. I enjoyed learning about medication and treatments for both acute and chronic pancreatitis.
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Johna E - New Milford, NJ  ·  Apr 06, 2019
informative, educational, knowledge will help with my nursing care.
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anne s - boca raton, FL  ·  Mar 10, 2019
Had a lot of good information
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Price: $20.00
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