The goal of this continuing education program is to provide registered dietitian nutritionists with information about dysphagia, how to identify patients at risk for aspiration and how to develop dietary interventions to prevent aspiration while ensuring appropriate calories and nutrients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss observable signs of swallowing problems and conditions that increase aspiration risk
- Identify criteria for when a dietitian should be involved in dysphagia screening, based on diagnosis or nutrition prescription
- Describe the dietary modifications for each level of the National Dysphagia Diet
This course is intended for nutrition professionals.
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 CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 3050 3090, 5210, 5300, 5390.
Suggested Competencies/Performance Indicators: 10.1.2; 10.1.3, 10.2.3, 10.2.8, 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.2.3. 8.3.1, 8.3.6.
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.