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
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3010, 3020, 3030, 4150, 5000, 5060, 5070, 5180, 5280, 5290, 5390, 5400 and performance indicators of 4.1.2 , 8.1.1, 8.1.4, 8.1.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.7, 10.2.11.
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.