A Review of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Short Course

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Credits: 2.0
Accreditations: CDR
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Review the pathophysiology, clinical management and effects of weight loss, overview of NAFLD and its treatment options with this self-study short course! 

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing in Western industrialized countries, becoming a more common health problem that registered dietitian nutritionists are encountering. The required reading for this course gives an overview of NAFLD and its treatment options. It also includes a review of the pathophysiology of NAFLD, risk factors, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, and lifestyle modifications for management of the condition.

A case-study based CPE examination helps the reader apply information in the paper to their work setting and patient population.

Purchasing Options: This is available as eDocument plus CPE Test only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature related to NAFLD.
  2. Engage in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of NAFLD.
  3. Analyze new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy for NAFLD.
  4. Select interventions intended to resolve or improve NAFLD.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 181969 Self Study Activity Type: 740 Web Based

CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

      • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature.
      • 8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions.
      • 8.2.3 Analyzes new information on body size and mortality and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
      • 10.3.4 Selects interventions intended to resolve or improve nutrition diagnoses.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 8 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): a review of pathophysiology, clinical management and effects of weight loss. BMC Endocrine Disorders (a link to the article is included in the downloadable course document).

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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NAFLD is on the rise and healthcare professionals are likely to come across patients with metabolic syndrome and this condition. Learning about its causes and treatment options through this CPE program and required reading will equip you for speaking about it further with patients.
- A Review of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Short Course
Casey Seiden, MS, RD, CDCES

Since Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is becoming more common for individuals with obesity and diabetes, this course gives the nutrition professional the information needed to better understand the treatment recommendations and increase competency to successfully counsel an individual on the treatment recommendation.

- A Review of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Short Course
Amy Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES

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