$32.00

i 2.00 Hours

Course Overview

Managing clinical nutrition services is tricky. Excellent patient care must be provided - many times on a shoestring or with fewer resources than needed. Budgets can be picked apart by administrators, and clinical dietitians feel that they have an inadequate amount of time to care for patients. Learning how to develop a budget, manage fiscal resources and find new sources of income are critical skills to be a successful manager in today’s fiscal environment. This course will look at budget preparation and income generation, including fee-for-service programs, cost-benefit analysis and cost-effective analysis, to help dietitians become successful clinical nutrition managers. Forms are provided to assist with budget planning.

About the Course Author

Katy Kunst received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Business Administration from Elon University. She has 14 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, program director, and training facilitator. She has created and facilitated training on topics including non-violent crisis interventions, person-centered planning, cultural competence, quality service delivery, regulatory compliance, and a variety of topics related to IDD services. Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jane Heetderks-Cox, MS, RD, LD, is a self-employed consultant dietitian and military veteran with more than 25 years of dietetics experience. Jane Heetderks-Cox, MS, RD, LD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    2.00HOURS

    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

    2.00HOURS

    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 2.0 contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD08
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Compare the differences between cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis; Describe how to itemize and evaluate labor costs; Explain basic budgeting and financing terminology; Explain how to manage costs through use of an enteral formulary.; Explain two types of budgets that healthcare managers typically use to allocate resources appropriately
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Budgeting Basics
    Common Financial Terms
    Operating Budgets
    Getting Started with Budgeting
    Expenses
    Food-Related Costs and the Enteral Formulary
    Developing the Formulary
    Summary
    Section 3: Fiscal Management
    Capital Expenditure
    Income
    Time Utilization
    Justifying the Cost of Services
    Cost-Benefit Analysis
    Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
    Summary
    Section 4: Clinical Vignette
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!

  • 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.
    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.