Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Optimizing Patient Outcomes Through Nutrition

Program Date: July 2013
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Describe Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with a focus on Crohn's Disease (CD).
  • Identify current treatment practices and/or recommended protocols for IBD / Crohn’s Disease and the side effects associated with each treatment option.
  • Review the body of evidence supporting the role of nutrition therapy for improved patient outcomes.
  • Discuss the use of enteral therapy, perceived barriers, and the Crandall/Smith approach to implementation.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4150, 4160, 5000, 5030, 5070, 5080, 5220, 5410, 5440
  • Media Format(s): Video(English)
  • Run Time: 57 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Wallace Crandall, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Wallace Crandall, MD, is Director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Crandall is an expert in pediatric IBD and quality improvement. He has a large number of active research projects in IBD, and has published extensively on IBD and Quality Improvement. An active member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Dr. Crandall has served at both the regional and national levels of CCFA. He serves on the Executive Committee and as the Director of Quality for ImproveCareNow, a national pediatric IBD quality improvement collaborative. He is also Chair of the IBD Committee of NASPGHAN and Co-Chair of their Quality Improvement Task Force. Dr. Crandall has been listed repeatedly in Best Doctors in America.

Jennifer L. Smith, MS, RD, LD, LMT

Clinical Dietitian
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Jen Smith, MS, RD, LD, LMT, is a Clinical Dietitian for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Master’s of Science in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University. She has been working at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with an emphasis in Gastroenterology since 2003. She is one of the Registered Dietitians who provide comprehensive nutrition education and guidance to patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Children’s Hospital. Jen has spoken on a variety of nutrition topics to various audiences including, physicians, students, other healthcare professionals, and to community members including CCFA. She is an active member of the local, state, and national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.


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