Dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing, is common in patients with neurological disorders and in older patients. Dysphagia increases the risk of aspiration, and it can lead to aspiration pneumonia and death. Registered dietitian nutritionists play a unique role as part of the healthcare team when caring for patients at risk for aspiration. Dietetics professionals can assess a patient’s aspiration risk and implement dietary strategies to prevent aspiration while simultaneously putting in place interventions to prevent malnutrition and dehydration. This course covers both the National Dysphagia Diet and the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative. Dysphagia diets can be used to reduce the risk of aspiration while providing adequate energy and nutrients to prevent malnutrition.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)
Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals
This program is approved for 2.0 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 164124.
Commission on Dietetic Registration
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
Certified Health Education Specialist
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
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