Irritable Bowel Syndrome — An Overview of Treatment Options
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3005, 5220; Level 2
This continuing education course provides an overview of IBS and both traditional and nontraditional dietary strategies that can be used to help clients and patients find relief from symptoms.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the April 2014 issue of Today's Dietitian. It written by E. A. Stewart, MBA, RD, is a private practice dietitian in Southern California specializing in IBS, celiac disease, and gluten sensitivity.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Assess the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and explain why dietitians should work with IBS patients.
- Distinguish at least three symptoms that may be associated with IBS.
- Apply at least three nondietary treatments for IBS.
- Determine five dietary strategies to recommend to IBS patients.
- 2.00 CDR