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
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with performance indicators of 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.2.1 8.3.1 8.3.2, 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.2.1, 10.4.1 10.4.4 and suggested CDR learning codes of 2100, 3005, 3010, 3070, 3080, 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.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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