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Immune Function & Nutrition 2011

RD27 l 4.00 contact hrs
by Dale Ames Kline, RD, MS, CNSC, LD
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The goal of this course is for the nutrition professional to understand how the HIV virus alters the immune system and the nutritional ramifications from the virus and medications used to treat the disease. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to —
  • Discuss how the HIV virus infects immune cells and the damage it does to the immune system.
  • Explain how the immune system recognizes self cells versus foreign cells.
  • Discuss the relationship of the immune system, free radicals, the HIV virus and antioxidant nutrients.
  • Determine the altered nutritional needs of people with HIV/AIDS, based on their disease status and drug regime.
  • List the components of a nutrition assessment for people with HIV/AIDS.
  • Describe how transmission of the HIV virus from mother to fetus can be decreased and how the HIV virus impacts the nutritional needs of a pregnant woman.
  • Design a diet for people with HIV/AIDS to maximize immune function and minimize complications.

Accreditation Information
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 learning codes: 2000, 2060, 2070, 2090, 3000, 3020, 3090, 5000, 5120, 5250, 5270, 5390, 5420, 5430
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 will be updated or discontinued on or before 10/31/2014

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Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. ContinuingEducation.com guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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