Celiac Disease for Nurses and Health Care Providers
Celiac Disease and NCGS are grossly un-diagnosed and underdiagnosed in the United States. In 2004, the National Institute of Health recommended a mass screening and an education program for all health care providers but neither happened. Now, in 2020, a comprehensive, evidence-based course, approved by the ONA for 8 (up to 16) CEs and accredited by the ANA and developed by a Celiac Nurse Expert is available in the US. You are seeing patients with celiac everyday, in every specialty. Nurses are in a unique position to recognize, recommend testing, provide follow-up and education. Celiac disease occurs in at least 3% of the population.
If you think celiac disease doesn’t affect you, your family and your friends, think again.
- Recognition of signs and symptoms, including neurologic, gastrointestinal, dermatology and more
- Testing options, interpretation of genetic and antibody test results, case studies
- Pathophysiology, incidence and prevalence, world-wide population occurrence and the history of celiac disease
- Nutritonal deficiencies, follow-up, microbiome, immune system, anti-inflammatory options,
- Auto-immune connections, gut-brain connection, neuropsychiatry, fetal development and maternal health