Treating Eating Disorders

by Instructor: Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT; Instructor: Karen Lilyquist, PhD, RD, RN, LD

$80.00

i 8.00 CEH

Course Overview

Surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States will struggle with an eating disorder at some point during their lifetime.1 Even more troubling is the diagnosis of eating disorders in children at younger ages many of whom report weight concerns starting as young as six years old1. Registered dietitian nutritionists are an essential part of the multidisciplinary treatment team for eating disorder patients. These disorders are physically, mentally, psychologically, socially, and financially debilitating and can be life threatening. The purpose of this education module is to define the characteristics of the most common eating disorders, discuss risk factors and warning signs, examine treatment modalities, describe steps in the nutrition care process for treating eating disorders, and discuss relapse and recovery. Clinicians must be aware of the seriousness of the disorders and recognize the symptoms to initiate interventions.

About the Course Author

Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT, is an adjunct nutrition professor, writer, and private-practice dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition. She has more than 20 years of progressive experience in the fields of nutrition, fitness, wellness, public health, and education in the United States as well as overseas. She provides individualized nutrition coaching for clients, conducts nutrition assessments (including health, medical, food, and exercise history) and then creates individualized nutrition and exercise plans, menus, and client-tailored resources. Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Karen Lilyquist, PhD, RD, RN, LD, has 21 years of nutrition practice experience. Since 2001, she has counseled clients concerned with weight control and food-related issues. She has developed and coordinated diet therapy and nutritional education programs specific to nutritional management of conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and weight loss/management. Since 2006, she has taught nutrition classes for the University of Phoenix and moderated teleconferences for the National Institute for Health Education and Training. Karen Lilyquist, PhD, RD, RN, LD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD130
  • Hours:

    8.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Calculate a person’s ideal body weight (IBW), body mass index (BMI), and daily calorie needs using the appropriate equations.; "Compare prevalence rates and risk factors of the three main types of eating disorders; anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED)."; Compare the various types of psychotherapies and alternative therapies used to treat eating disorders and the psychotropic medications used to treat eating disorders; Define orthorexia nervosa.; Describe the role of each interdisciplinary team member in the treatment / management of eating disorders.; Explain the potential complications of refeeding syndrome and how it can be prevented.; Identify the DSM -5 diagnostic criteria of AN, BN, BED, and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED).; Identify the three components of a nutrition diagnosis statement.; Identify the unique needs of special populations during the treatment process.; List criteria for recommending inpatient treatment and enteral and/or parenteral nutrition.; List five pieces of information collected during a nutrition assessment.; List four signs each of recovery and relapse.; List four types of expressive therapy.; List the four steps of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and the purpose of each step.; Provide an example of a nutrition intervention for each of the following categories: food and/or nutrient delivery, nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and coordination of nutrition care.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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