The Potential Impact of Cannabidiol on Gut Health
This course will provide an overview of cannabidiol (CBD) as it relates to gastrointesti-nal health. Potential types of treatments utilizing CBD will be discussed. Properties of different types of CBD, as well as how this may change gut microbiota, will be ex-plored. This course will home in on how CBD can be used as part of the treatment for symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer.
After completing this continuing education activity, health care professionals will be able to:
- Explore the role of cannabidiol (CBD) with the interdisciplinary team as it relates to gut health.
- Identify different potential uses/treatments of CBD for irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon cancer.
- State three ways an RDN can incorporate CBD into a patient’s treatment plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team.
Course content was written by Lauren Botelho, MS, RD, LDN, a dietitian in the Boston area. Botelho has worked in inpatient settings, outpatient settings, and long term care. She has a BFA in writing, literature, and publishing, and is a freelance nutrition writer. Additionally, Botelho recently became a family nurse practitioner and plans to specialize in gastroenterology.
The faculty and planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity also awards credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.
- 2.00 CDR