Nutrition Care Process - RD101

Nutrition Care Process

by Pamela J. Charney, RD, PhD
(4.1 / 184 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (8.00 CPEU)

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Dietetics professionals needing to implement the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) will find this course an excellent primer and tutorial. Beginning with an overview of how care processes benefit healthcare providers in all areas of practice, the course explains the promise NCP holds in facilitating recognition of the special skills and knowledge that dietetics professionals bring to patient care. Topics include the steps of the NCP (nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, nutrition monitoring/evaluation), why health care professionals use care processes, the diagnostic thought process, diagnosing nutrition problems with the NCP, documenting care using PES statements in a variety of styles, and integrating informatics into the care process.


Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Relate the developments in health care that support use of a care process by dietitians.
  2. Describe each of the components of the Nutrition Care Process and Model.
  3. Discuss the benefits associated with using a standardized terminology in dietetics practice.
  4. Identify the components of nutrition assessment as described in the Nutrition Care Process.
  5. Gather information from a patient history using a case study.
  6. Critically evaluate patient information to complete a nutrition assessment.
  7. Discuss the differences between the medical diagnosis and the nutrition diagnosis.
  8. Given a case scenario, correctly diagnose nutrition problems.
  9. Write clear, concise P-E-S statements for brief case scenarios.
  10. Given a case scenario, select interventions appropriate for a given nutrition diagnosis
  11. Discuss rationale for selecting a nutrition intervention.
  12. Determine own level of autonomy for implementing nutrition interventions depending on practice setting and level of experience.
  13. Describe how goals are set for nutrition intervention.
  14. List at least 2-3 goals for a given nutrition intervention.
  15. Identify standards for comparison when selecting monitoring and evaluation parameters.
  16. Define nutrition informatics.
  17. Locate nutrition-related information using a search engine.
  18. Critically evaluate appropriateness of web page content.
  19. Develop an understanding of critical thinking skills.
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Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1000, 1070, 3000, 5390, 5400, 7160 and performance indicators of 10.2.3, 10.2.5, 10.2.8.
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: 11/3/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/31/2010
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/31/2018

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

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


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Suzanne B - Southaven, MS  ·  Jan 10, 2018
Good information, but the last chapter was not relevant to the topic and should be a separate CEU offering.
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Gina M - Pacheco, CA  ·  Dec 19, 2017
Information in some respects is still valid and helpful, does explore all areas of NCP as they relate to all fields of dietetics, addresses those who may be hesitant to change in the field and charting methods.
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Karol M - Concord, CA  ·  Dec 18, 2017
1) The course content was very helpful defining and describing each component of the NCP. 2)I would recommend the course to a friend/colleague, especially one who is struggling with the NCP process. 3) I have been charting using the NCP process for some time; this course helped me evaluate my skill level and help improve my skills at differential diagnosis.
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Lauren M - Concord, CA  ·  Dec 16, 2017
The information was helpful to me in clinical practice.
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Jodell D - Hayward, CA  ·  Dec 15, 2017
Great review of NCP for dietitians.
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