Prevention of Weight Loss in the Elderly - RD122

Prevention of Weight Loss in the Elderly

by Annette M. Kobriger, RD, CD, MPA, MPH
(4.5 / 93 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (21.00 CPEU)

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Updated May 2011. OBRA regulations require dietitians to document and explain patient weight loss. This updated course identifies situations, conditions and diseases (CHF, COPD, Pressure Sores, Diabetes, Infections and cancer) and provides intervention strategies. Topics include: dehydration, dementia, depression, and drugs, with current calculation factors given for care planning and assessment.  


Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Identify factors in the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and the gastro-intestinal (enteric) nervous system that affect food intake
  • Know the role of neurotransmitters in appetite
  • Evaluate role of leptin, glucose, and ghrelin on CNS regulation of appetite
  • List sites in the hypothalamus that affect appetite
  • Know the role of white adipose tissue in appetite regulation
  • Know the role of white adipose tissue and secretions impacting on chronic disease
  • Evaluate the role of physiological stress on physiology and appetite
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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 3000, 3040, 3050, 4190, 5000, 5040, 5100, 5150, 5280, 5380, 5390, 5440, 5450, 7100 and performance indicators of 4.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
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: 5/28/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/1/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/30/2018

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.

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TARA P - Reading, PA  ·  May 30, 2017
very informative. It will help with the care of the increasing elderly population with nutritional deficits
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Jackie W - Clay Center, KS  ·  Sep 24, 2016
Pay careful attention to the finer details in the course material.
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Sara Y - Greensburg, PA  ·  Aug 16, 2016
Good course for any dietitian working with elderly patients, especially in LTC though.
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REBEKAH W - Newburgh, IN  ·  Feb 23, 2016
I only gave this 4 stars as I believe one of the test questions was incorrect. Had to dig for some of the answers as they weren't straight forward. Overall, great information.
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Rachel D - Chattanooga, TN  ·  Jan 17, 2016
Overall very informative and gave me new ideas on how to implement into my practice.
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