Nutrition for the Elderly - RD104

Nutrition for the Elderly

by Elizabeth (Liz) Kahrs Friedrich, MPH, RD, CSG, LDn, FAND and Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD
RD104
(4.3 / 159 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (10.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

Nutrition of older adults is an area that is underused when seeking to prevent disease and maintain health, but is becoming more important as this population grows. By the year 2030, older adults will account for one in five Americans. It is important to realize that the nutrient needs of older adults differ from younger adults. Practitioners should understand the aging process, look at its effects on nutritional status, and review diseases and conditions associated with aging and the nutritional implications of those diseases. Federally funded nutrition and meal services can help older adults meet their nutritional needs. This knowledge can assist practitioners in providing the best clinical care possible to help older adults maximize their nutrition status and attain the best quality of life possible well into old age. 

Objectives:

The goal of this nutrition for the elderly continuing education course is to examine the health and nutritional requirements of older persons, and assess the potential effect of nutritional status on healthcare needs and quality of life to provide information to help clients, family, and friends maintain quality of life well into old age. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the social, economic, and ethical problems of an aging U.S. population
  • Discuss factors that govern biological aging, such as heredity, environment, and chronic disease
  • Discuss the effects of aging on major tissues, organs, and systems
  • Explain how the physiological changes associated with aging affect the needs for specific nutrients calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fluids
  • Develop a diet that includes the dietary modifications indicated for those suffering from or at risk for cardiovascular disease and/or hypertension
  • Explain why weight loss and sodium limitations are not always appropriate
  • Explain the etiology, nutritional ramifications and treatment of: renal disease, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, cancer, and COPD
  • List social, cultural, and psychological factors affecting dietary practices and nutritional status of the elderly
  • Demonstrate how to determine protein-calorie malnutrition in older adults
  • Describe the difficulties of, and procedures for, interviewing older persons
  • Discuss anthropometric assessment methods, and their pros and cons as applied to older persons
  • Explain which biochemical analyses are appropriate for the elderly
  • Explain the impact of aging on drug effectiveness
  • Discuss federally funded nutrition support services available to older persons and their impact on older persons’ nutritional status
  • Identify barriers that restrict older persons’ participation in available nutrition support services
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Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
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. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3030, 3040, 3090, 4040, 4080, 4190, 5100, 5310, 5430, 5460, 6020 and performance indicators: 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 10.1.2, 10.2.4.
 
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: 2/12/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/22/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/22/2019

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.

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Candace L - FRANKLIN, VA  ·  Nov 09, 2016
5 good nursing knowledge
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Meghan G - helena, MT  ·  Nov 03, 2016
Increased my knowledge in regards to nutrition and the elderly
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Cynthia P - Portsmouth, VA  ·  Oct 25, 2016
As excellent as it is, this course is much more in depth than necessary for my role (nurse) as I am not a dietitian. An abbreviated course with the basics and less time intensive would be appreciated.
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Rosemary S - Ambler, PA  ·  Sep 12, 2016
Great review of elder nutrition for a practicing dietitian in long term care.
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Jackie W - Clay Center, KS  ·  Sep 07, 2016
It presented materials that I had learned before but needed a good refresher course in remembering and new material that will be very useful to me in practice.
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