Release Date: February 7, 2018
This course provides an overview for healthcare professionals on the transmission and prevention of the disease, the care of persons with HIV, and the issues of living with HIV. The course also provides an overview on the provider’s role and responsibilities in the treatment of persons living with HIV/AIDS. Topics discussed also include pathophysiology and recent changes in terminology and staging. Legal and ethical issues, including recent changes in testing, confidentiality, and reporting requirements are discussed.
Western Schools is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 CPEU hours, Level 1, for completion of this self-study course.
Performance Indicator(s): 10.1.2 Conducts the nutrition screening to identify patient risks and level of criticality and to direct services; 10.4.2 Applies knowledge of pharmacotherapy and its effect on nutrient absorption, utilization and metabolism when developing and/or revising the plan of care.
Learning Code(s): 4010: Community intervention, monitoring, and evaluation; 4040: Disease prevention; 5250: HIV/AIDS; 3005: Nutrition Diagnosis
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Release Date: September 29, 2017
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered counseling technique intended to strengthen clients’ motivation for making lifestyle changes. An MI practitioner invites his or her clients to explore personal motivators for change within an accepting, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment. Nutrition and fitness practitioners who take this course will be able to demonstrate the various techniques and strategies used in motivational interviewing, thereby increasing the odds of their clients being successful in making long-term dietary and exercise changes.
The purpose of this course is to provide students and professionals within the nutrition and fitness industries the knowledge and skills needed to conduct MI sessions with their clients. Professionals taking this course will be able to invite their clients to explore all the complex feelings about food and fitness effectively, thereby giving clients permission to explore their barriers and motivators for change.
Release Date: September 27, 2017
This course examines the epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatments, and nutritional considerations for patients with gastroparesis, particularly those with diabetic gastroparesis. Additionally, the course reviews practical strategies to improve the nutritional depletion that often accompanies this debilitating condition.
Performance Indicators: 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management. 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 2 CPEU hours, Level 2.