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Course Overview

Management of eating disorders and disordered eating involves a multidisciplinary team. Each member has a unique perspective of the disorder, allowing each professional to address a specific area as they collaboratively treat the patient. Registered dietitians who work with patients with eating disorders and disordered eating must understand the diagnostic criteria for these conditions as well as the appropriate treatment goals and interventions for each disorder. In treating each patient, the professional dietitian can refer to a standard protocol as well as the patient’s individual needs.

About the Course Author

Beth Ayn Conway, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, is a dietitian in York, Pa., providing outpatient medical nutrition therapy for a variety of clients, including those with eating disorders.

Beth Ayn Conway, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition


    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 1.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Determine treatment priorities when planning the nutritional management of eating disorders; Discuss the importance of a team approach to treatment of eating disorders and clarify the dietitian’s role within the medical team; Identify the five major types of eating disorders and their respective diagnostic criteria
  • Outline:

    An eating disorder is a psychological issue manifested through food and eating. People with eating disorders have severe disturbances in eating behavior or an excessive preoccupation with body shape or weight. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders identifies some of the criteria for eating disorders. Given their multifactorial nature, treatment requires an experienced interdisciplinary team that includes registered dietitian nutritionists. Depending on the severity of the illness, treatment may be provided in an inpatient or outpatient setting, with varying levels of intensity. Unfortunately, recovery rates are low. Dietitians need to know how to detect eating disorders and develop a treatment plan that works.

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II 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.
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