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
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).