Pulmonary Hypertension: What Does the Evidence Suggest? is organized by Dietitian Central.
Live Event Date: May 27, 2021
Expiration Date: May 27, 2024
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and right side of the heart. If untreated or not managed properly, pulmonary hypertension can progress to negatively impact quality of life and eventually lead to death. This course will introduce you to Susan, a 70-year-old grandmother who is enjoying retirement until she starts feeling out of breath with the littlest amount of physical activity. She has always been healthy, so she’s surprised to learn that she has pulmonary hypertension. We will start with an overview of pulmonary hypertension and a look at the role of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) as a member of an interprofessional health care team. We will distinguish between an interprofessional and an interdisciplinary approach to health care and then move into a brief review of heart and lung anatomy along with a review of Susan’s signs and symptoms. There are five groups of pulmonary hypertension, depending on the cause, and we will go over each group plus Eisenmenger syndrome, a congenital heart disease that causes pulmonary hypertension. Once we determine which type of pulmonary hypertension Susan has, we will explore her risk factors, complications, diagnosis, and treatment.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
• Summarize the etiology of pulmonary hypertension.
• Identify risk factors for pulmonary hypertension.
• Identify effective evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies.
• Recap available data regarding the impact of diet on patient outcomes.
• Identify members of the interprofessional health care team that should be involved in this patient's care.
This course has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 Credits