Diverticular Disease - RD542

Diverticular Disease

Importance of Fiber in the Diet

by Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN and Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP, FAANP
RD542
(4.6 / 472 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

Diverticular disease includes asymptomatic diverticulosis, which is the presence of diverticula, as well as the more serious diverticulitis, in which infection and inflammation are usually present. Diagnosis is often difficult, and aging and insufficient dietary fiber are the two primary risk factors for diverticular disease. Serious and potentially life-threatening problems begin when undigested food, fecal matter and bacteria become trapped in the saclike diverticula. Treatments range from NG feedings and clear liquid diets for bowel rest to high-fiber diets to bulk stools and decrease transit time. There are a number of complications that can result from diverticular disease, each with specific treatment options. This module provides healthcare professionals with information about the prevalence and causes of diverticular disease, as well as symptoms of diverticulitis, diagnosis and treatment of common complications.

Objectives:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the prevalence and causes of diverticular disease, as well as symptoms of diverticulitis, diagnosis and treatment of common complications and nursing implications for patients with the disorder. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the two primary risk factors for diverticulosis
  • Describe five symptoms of diverticulitis
  • Discuss three serious complications of diverticulitis
  • Provide dietary recommendations for a patient with diverticular disease
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of  5220 and performance indicators of 8.3.6, 8.3.7. Activity # 093875 for 6/14/12 to 9/30/19. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/10/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/11/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/30/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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anne s - boca raton, FL  ·  Mar 11, 2019
Provided Good information in an easy and understanding way
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GUSTAVO M - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  ·  Mar 07, 2019
This was a very enjoyable read on a topic that really fascinates me. Keep up the great work.
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Jennifer K - Worthington, OH  ·  Feb 20, 2019
I work frequently with patients with this condition. I found the review of the mechanisms of fiber helpful, as this provided practical examples I can provide my patients.
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Karen P - williamsville, NY  ·  Jan 13, 2019
a good review. I was looking for some current thoughts on diet with omission of seeds, nuts controversial among doctors
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Pierce L - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Dec 12, 2018
Good clarification on fiber types and need for a low insoluble fiber and high soluble fiber diet after acute flare up. Appreciate the discussion on mechanism of diverticulitis-- colonic pressure issues.
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