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Nutrition Assessment - RD100
Nutrition Assessment
Tools & Techniques

RD100 l 10.00 contact hrs
by Martha G. Acevedo, RD, MS, CNSD
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At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define and identify the different types of malnutrition.
  2. Identify the components involved in obtaining a diet history and in the evaluation of a medical/surgical history.
  3. Understand the physical symptoms of protein-calorie and vitamin/mineral malnutrition.
  4. List the different types of anthropometrics and body composition studies.
  5. Describe the components of the subjective global assessment.
  6. Explain the relationships between nutritional status and various laboratory data.
  7. Understand acid-base balance and its importance in assessing the appropriateness of nutrition support.
  8. List and explain use of various protein status indicators in nutrition assessment.
  9. List and explain use of various immune status indicators in nutrition assessment.
  10. 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.
  11. List the specific laboratory tests that should be used in the nutritional assessment of patients diagnosed with stress and sepsis, cancer, liver disease, pulmonary disease and diabetes.
  12. Understand the changes in nutrition assessment and evaluation of nutrition requirements in the patient with chronic or acute disease.
  13. List and explain the metabolic and physiologic changes that occur with aging.
  14. Discuss how the nutrition assessment of elderly patients differs from younger patients.
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Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
ContinuingEducation.com is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3010, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3060, 3080, 3090
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).
This course is approved for 10 Hours in Key Area 2 - Nutrition or 10 CEUs by the School Nutrition Association (SNA).

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 5/31/2016

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