Chronic Pancreatitis: The Pathophysiology, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options, as Well as MNT to Optimize Nutrition Status

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3005, 3020, 5000, 5220
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 10.2.5, 10.2.8, 10.2.9
CPE Level 3
CDR Activity Type 720

This continuing education course reviews the pathophysiology, symptoms, causes, and treatment for chronic pancreatitis. In addition, it explores the MNT used to optimize nutritional status in patients experiencing chronic pancreatitis.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the February 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Discuss normal pancreatic physiology that protects against pancreatitis.
  2. Counsel patients on the symptoms and pathophysiology of pancreatitis.
  3. Evaluate the causes of pancreatitis.
  4. Develop a MNT care plan for pancreatitis patients.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
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Megan Baumler, PhD, RD, is an assistant professor at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.

The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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