Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Be aware of the proper tools and methods for evaluating growth in children with special health care needs.
- Demonstrate how to properly measure mid-arm circumference, triceps and subscapular fatfolds in children.
- Compare and contrast different calorie recommendations for children with special health care needs.
- Calculate catch-up growth energy needs for a child with failure to thrive.
- Be aware of the various charts available for CSHCN.
- Discuss the difference between wasting and stunting of malnourished children.
- Explain how to increase formula concentration for an infant who is not gaining weight.
- Identify the reason for altered nutrient needs of premature infants.
- Describe the differences in commercial formulas for term infants and those for premature infants.
- Describe the effects of malabsorption on the nutrient needs of a child with cystic fibrosis.
- Identify three intervention strategies for children with failure to thrive.
- Evaluate the growth anomalies seen in children with fetal alcohol syndrome.
- Describe appropriate intervention strategies for a child with Prader-Willi syndrome.
- List the major nutritional concerns for a child with spina bifida.
- Analyze the diet and the biochemical indicators of a child with renal disease and make appropriate recommendations.
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The course is intended for nutrition professionals
Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 3 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3010, 3020, 3030, 4150, 5000, 5060, 5070, 5180, 5280, 5290, 5390, 5400
Gannett Education 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).