The goal of this continuing education program is to inform healthcare providers about the relationship between HIV/AIDS and nutrition in order to develop best practices, recommendations and nutrition education to better meet the nutritional needs of patients with HIV/AIDS. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Compare the differences of a healthy immune system with an immune system damaged by HIV, including the relationship of the immune system, free radicals, HIV virus and antioxidant nutrients
- Identify the necessary components of a nutrition assessment for patients with HIV/AIDS, including estimated energy and protein needs, biochemical parameters, and medications with their side effects
- Determine appropriate nutrition interventions for a patient with HIV/AIDS, including pregnant women, to minimize side effects of antiretroviral therapy and to maximize immune function
OnCourse Learning 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
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.