$152.00

i 12.00 Hours

Course Overview

The pediatric hospitalist wants to begin nasogastric tube feedings on an infant newly diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome, dehydration, and unplanned weight loss. She seeks your advice, but your main knowledge base is adult oncology. Where can you find quick, accurate guidelines to help complete this nutrition assessment appropriately? Many dietetics practitioners have little experience working with pediatric patients beyond a short rotation within a dietetic internship. Without up-to-date knowledge, RDNs may mistakenly use outdated growth charts and assessment techniques, or provide inaccurate medical nutrition therapy recommendations. RDNs must have the proper knowledge base to assess pediatric patients appropriately and accurately.

About the Course Author

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    12.00HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 12.0 contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD71
  • Hours:

    12.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-11-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Analyze the diet and the biochemical indicators of a child with renal disease and make appropriate recommendations ; Calculate energy needs for catch-up-growth in a child with failure to thrive; Classify severity of malnutrition according to updated the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition guidelines; Compare and contrast different calorie recommendations for children with special healthcare needs; Define the effects of malabsorption on the nutrient needs of a child with cystic fibrosis; Demonstrate how to properly measure mid-arm circumference, triceps, and subscapular fat folds in children; Describe appropriate intervention strategies for children with Prader-Willi syndrome; Describe the differences in commercial formulas for term infants and those for premature infants; Evaluate growth anomalies seen in children with fetal alcohol syndrome; Explain how to increase formula concentration for an infant who is not gaining weight; Identify intervention strategies for children with failure to thrive; Increase awareness of the proper tools and methods for evaluating growth in children with special healthcare needs; Increase awareness of the various charts available for children with special healthcare needs and how to access them; List the major nutritional concerns for a child with spina bifida; Use knowledge regarding premature infants to select appropriate nutrient goals
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level III level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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