Many patients present to health care professionals with common, yet overlooked, nutritional impairments. These nutritional impairments significantly impact therapeutic outcomes. The health care professional should know how to assess for nutritional deficits and alter treatment plans accordingly.
By having a comprehensive understanding of the relationship of dietary patterns on healing, clinicians will be able to take a wholistic approach to treatment and make the appropriate adjustments to their rehabilitation program as well as recognize the need for referrals and/or rehabilitation team conferences. As a result, patients can achieve their therapeutic goals in less time.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, Dietitian/Nutritionist, NHA, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, Rec / Activities Director|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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- Why is nutrition important?
- Overview of micronutrients and macronutrients
- Micronutrients to support bone growth
- Micronutrients for muscle repair
- Macronutrients needed for building, maintaining and repairing muscles
- Essential fatty acids
- Carbohydrates - They are not all equal
- Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
- Deficiencies in the standard American diet
- Common nutrition concerns
- Risk factors for altered dietary habits
- Types of body composition assessments
- Barriers to patient learning and lifestyle adjustments
- Nutritional supplementation
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on nutrition in therapeutic outcomes.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to
- Identify the major micronutrients and macronutrients needed for growth and metabolism.
- List foods that are good sources of Vitamin E.
- Identify the micronutrient deficiency that is associated with depression of bone formation.
- Identify the number of “essential” amino acids.
- Identify which oils are omega-3 fatty acids.
- Recognize the body composition testing technique is considered the “gold standard”.
- Identify barriers to patient learning.
- Identify resources for patients and family members for nutritional counseling.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Athletic Trainers, Recreation/Activities Director, Nursing Home Admins, Dietitian/Nutritionists.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
CDR CPE Level 2/ 740 Web-based
Learning Need Codes: 2070, 2090, 3005
Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 8.2.3, 8.3.3, 9.6.1
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available instantly in our online format.
- Financial – Jami Cooley is employed by HomeCEUConnection.com and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.