continuing education, physical therapy, occupational therapy -

Printer Friendly Copy

A Clinician's Guide to Improving Therapeutic Outcomes: Why is Nutrition Important?

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $88

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional on nutrition in therapeutic outcomes. Professional Objectives:At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to Review the major micronutrients and macronutrients needed for growth and metabolism. Review the major micronutrients and macronutrients needed for building, maintaining and repairing body tissue. Recognize altered nutrition status across the lifespan. Identify risk factors for excessive food intake and altered dietary habits. Evaluate lifestyle factors that affect food choices. Compare different body composition assessments. List short- and long-term goals for nutritional therapies. Identify barriers to patient learning and lifestyle adjustments. Review the risks versus the benefits of nutritional supplementation. 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.

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).

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM