A Clinician’s Dilemma: Managing an Obese Patient with Wounds Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: July 17, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR, CBDM
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Are you looking for direction on nutrition care for your obese patients/residents with pressue injuries and/or wounds? 

Liz Friedrich, MPH, RDN, CSG, LDN, FAND, NWCC, President of Friedrich Nutrition Consulting will teach us current nutrition recommendations to support healing! 

In 2015-2016, the prevalence of obesity in the United States was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death. Many health care professionals encourage their patients to lose weight, hoping to improve and/or prevent chronic health problems and improve their quality of life.

Unfortunately, weight loss can be associated with negative consequences in patients with pressure injuries or chronic wounds. The webinar presentation will outline nutrition care issues related to this dilemma, guide clinicians on how to prioritize treatment, and outline current nutrition recommendations to support wound healing in this population.

This is a great CPE program, specifically for registered dietitians looking to gain a general understanding of the latest Dietary Guidelines and what has changed within the last few years.
- Stephanie Send, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC
A Review of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 Self Study Course

After attending this session attendees will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between obesity, skin impairment, and wound healing.
  2. Distinguish between evidence-based nutrition interventions for treatment of obesity and wound healing.
  3. Apply current evidence-based guidelines to nutrition care of obese patients with wounds.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs

CDR Activity Number Live: 149182/Recorded:149992
Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar OR 175 Recorded Pre-Approved CPE
CPE Level:II

Suggested Performance Indicators:

  •  4.1.2  Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  •  8.1.4  Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  •  8.1.5  Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 10.2.7 Priorities specific nutritoin problem (s).

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 2070 Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • 5370 Weight management/obesity
  • 5380 Wound Care
  • 5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines

Note: Numerous Other Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators May Apply.


This course has been submitted for approval by the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CDBM).

Hours: 1.5 General CE

Approval Number: 165449

Each CDM in attendance will be required to report their CE hours by logging into their online account at www.ANFPonline.org.

CDMs are to retain a copy of the certificate of completion in the event they are audited.

From CBDM: “All CBDM Prior Approved programs are subjected to the CE hour limitations for a program type as defined by CBDM policy. For more information, please refer to The CBDM Guide to Maintaining your Credential”.

Liz Friedrich, MPH, RDN, CSG, LDN, FAND, NWCC

Liz Friedrich is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and president of Friedrich Nutrition Consulting, which provides a variety of nutrition consulting services with a focus on gerontological nutrition. Liz has nearly 25 years of experience as a hand-on clinician in long-term care facilities. She has also authored or co-authored numerous articles in journals and magazines on nutrition and aging, wound healing, and end of life care. She is an accomplished speaker on those same topics as well other subject areas relevant to older adults. Liz also serves as an expert witness in cases against long-term care facilities and registered dietitian nutritionists. Liz is Board Certified as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition, is a fellow in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is Nutrition Wound Care Certified.

Disclosures: Liz is a consultant to Becky Dorner & Associates, however, no conflict of interest exists for this webinar.


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