Fiscal Resource Management  - RD08

Fiscal Resource Management

by Jane Heetderks-Cox, MS, RD, LD
(4.3 / 31 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


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.


The goal of this continuing education program is to teach nutrition professionals the basics of managing financial resources, budgeting, increasing income, and other financial management processes. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain basic budgeting and financing terminology.
  • Explain two types of budgets that healthcare managers typically use to allocate resources appropriately.
  • Explain how to manage costs through use of an enteral formulary.
  • Describe how to itemize and evaluate labor costs.
  • Compare the differences between cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Accreditation Information
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 2 course with learning codes 5400, 7000, 7080, 7090 and performance indicators of 4.1.1, 14.1.1, 14.1.2. 
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.

Course Originally Released on: 6/10/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/30/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/30/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

If this course is approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, this course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Carol K - los angeles, CA  ·  Nov 10, 2018
it was useful for gaining knowledge in how management thinks in terms of budget and managaing resources and the overall unit.
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Lacey W - clayton , NC  ·  Apr 21, 2018
great review of fiscal resource management
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Tammy S - Cary, NC  ·  Dec 21, 2016
I enjoyed learning about cost benefit ratio.
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Glorianna F - ,  ·  May 29, 2013
This course was informative.
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CRYSTAL K - Sebring, FL  ·  Jun 05, 2012
fantastic, great data, did not study or have access to these working formulas , or how staff are budgeted
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50