Nursing: Challenges in Attaining and Maintaining Good Nutrition

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About the Course

Obesity, a problem that affects more than 90 million adults in the United States, is associated with the development of cardiac disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Nurses are in an advantageous position to provide counseling and education regarding healthy eating. Teaching healthcare consumers about nutrition is an essential component of health maintenance and illness prevention and is within the nurse’s scope of practice. This course provides current information about nutrition best practices, as well as recommendations related to weight reduction and select eating disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the current state of eating patterns in the United States.
  • Explain the impact of obesity on health and wellness.
  • Describe common eating disorders.
  • Discuss the recommended guidelines for a healthy diet.
  • Describe the components of specific nutrients.
  • Differentiate among the components of various types of diets.
  • Identify nutritional needs for specific populations.
  • Discuss nursing interventions regarding nutritional needs for healthcare consumers.
  • Explain intent to change practice regarding nutrition.

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN

Dr. Avillion is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and healthcare author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MSN from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University.  She has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

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