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Nutrition Assessment: Tools and Techniques

Contact Hours : 10 +1
Start Date :  May 01 - 2019 End Date :  Jan 31 - 2021

Organized by :   ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation

Specialities :   Nutrition

Conference Summary

Nutrition Assessment: Tools and Techniques is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation.

Release Date: 2019-05-01
Expiration Date: 2021-01-31

Accreditation:
District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Nurses will receive 10.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing
Nurses will receive 10.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

Commission on Dietetic Registration
Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 10.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

Georgia Board of Nursing
Nurses will receive 10.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing
Nurses will receive 10.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing
Nurses will receive 10.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

Description :
Nutrition assessment is the cornerstone of the dietetics profession. It is the foundation for all nutrition recommendations and treatment plans. It establishes an appropriate nutritional regimen to support the well-being of individuals cared for by a healthcare provider. There has been a radical shift in how dietitians and dietetic technicians perform a nutrition assessment, and registered dietitians must keep skills current. No longer relying on non-specific lab values, dietetic professionals must use other methods to assess patients‘ health status and then use the Nutrition Care Process to design individualized care and follow-up based on the assessment findings. Dietetic practitioners are only as good as their assessment skills, and this course will help RDs develop a good foundation in nutrition assessment.

Objectives:
Define and identify the different types of malnutrition; Describe in detail each component of the nutrition assessment; Describe the components of the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA); Describe various means by which nutritional requirements can be determined and be able to calculate the needs of healthy people as well as acutely and chronically ill patients; Discuss how the nutrition assessment of elderly patients and pediatric patients differs from that of younger patients; Explain the relationships between nutritional status and various laboratory data; Identify the components involved in obtaining a diet history and in the evaluation of a medical/surgical history; List and explain the metabolic and physiologic changes that occur with aging; List and explain use of various protein status indicators in nutrition assessment; List the different types of anthropometrics and body composition studies; List the laboratory tests that should be used in the nutritional assessment of patients diagnosed with stress and sepsis, cancer, liver disease, pulmonary\ndisease, and diabetes; Understand acid-base balance and its importance in assessing the appropriateness of nutrition support; Understand the changes in nutrition assessment and evaluation of nutrition requirements in the patient with chronic or acute disease; Understand the physical symptoms of protein-calorie and vitamin/mineral malnutrition

Credit Info

  • Contact Hours : 10
  • CPEUs : 10
Speaker (s)
1 Speakers
Target Audience

The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.

Peers Info
Number of Health Care Professionals Registered: 2 Number
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