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Course Overview

Nutrition plays a pivotal role in maintaining and restoring people to health and participation in the activities of daily living. Rehabilitation care has grown in importance as hospital stays have shortened and active older patients encounter new injuries and surgeries. For those who practice nutrition in the rehabilitation setting, these changes mean that the scope of practice has broadened. This course reviews the multiple facets of nutritional care in areas of rehabilitation including assessment of older adults, swallowing difficulties, diabetes, wound healing, obesity, organ transplant, pulmonology, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics, trauma, stroke, amputation, and patients with closed head injury.

About the Course Author

Katherine Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND, is a board-certified specialist in gerontological nutrition. She works for the Department of Veteran Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics in White City, Oregon. She is involved actively in the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served as nominating chairperson, social media chairperson, professional development director, and 2018-2019 chairperson.

Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics as Full time employee.

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Accreditation Information

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 (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 12.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Define and discuss the continuum of care.; Describe 3 strategies to increase intake in patients with decreased intake or cachexia.; Develop a medical nutrition therapy plan for a patient with a stage IV pressure injury.; Discuss advantages and disadvantages of different dietary assessment methods.; Discuss skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, skin, and sensory changes indicating nutritional problems.; Discuss the role of macronutrients and micronutrients in illness and injury.; Discuss the symptoms of the following conditions, list rehabilitation goals and nutrition issues, and explain how to develop nutrition care plans for each: stroke, spinal cord injury, osteoporosis, amputation, multi-trauma, burns, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, and injury.; Estimate calorie, protein, vitamin, and mineral needs in recovery from illness and injury.; Explain the 3 phases of wound healing and the nutrients involved in each phase.; Explain the necessary components of an outcome research study.; Explain the pathology and treatment of dysphagia, including the International Dysphagia Diet.; Explain the various anthropometric measures useful in planning nutritional care during rehabilitation.; List 10 observable external or behavioral characteristics indicating nutritional problems.; Understand the role of the nutrition profession on a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    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.