Comfort, Compassion and End of Life Nutrition Care Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: November 7, 2021
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE, CBDM
Availability:Currently Available
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Host Liz Friedrich will share evidence based information on end of life nutrition care. This is an excellent webinar for anyone working with individuals at the end of life.

Although it is recommended that people determine and document their advance directives for end of life care (including tube feeding), it is common for patients and families to avoid these difficult decisions until the situation requires it.

This session will discuss physiological changes that affect appetite and food intake near the end of life, outline the risks and benefits of enteral nutrition near the end of life, and provide information RDNs can use to help families make the best decision for their loved ones.

“As a nutrition and dietetics professor, it is wonderful to see such high-quality educational opportunities for registered dietitian nutritionists. Becky Dorner & Associates provides educational opportunities for topics that are on the cutting edge of nutrition research and practical application.”
- SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN, LD, Associate Professor of Foods and Nutrition, University of Idaho

After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify at least 3 risks and 3 benefits of nutrition support for adults and older adults at end of life.
  2. List at least 4 effects of physiological changes that affect appetite and food intake near the end of life.
  3. State at least 2 factors that influence end of life nutrition care decisions.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs, CDEs and CBDMs

CDR Activity Number: Live 144384/Recorded 145120
Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar OR 175 Recorded Pre-Approved CPE
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:
1040 Cultural Sensitivity
5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy
5100 Elderly
5430 End of Life Care

Additional CDR Learning Needs Codes that May Apply: 3050, 4190, 5040, 5210, 5280, 5300, 5390, 5440, 9020

Suggested Performance Indicators:
2.2.2 Considers and respects the opinions, creativity, values, beliefs, and perspectives of others
8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.
8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
10.2.9 In collaboration with the client and interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs), selects and implements current and evidence-based nutrition interventions and patient education.

Additional CDR Performance Indicators that May Apply: 1.3.5, 4.1.2, 8.1.2, 8.2.3

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


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

Hours: 1.5 General CE

Approval Number: 164055

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

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, RD, CSG, LDN, FAND, NWCC is a Registered Dietitian and president of Friedrich Nutrition Consulting in Salisbury, NC. The company provides a variety of nutrition consulting services with a focus on gerontological nutrition.

Liz is a Board Certified as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition and Nutrition Wound Care Certified. She has authored or co-authored numerous articles in journals and magazines and is an accomplished speaker on topics relevant to the nutritional status of older adults.

Liz has served as the Delegate for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice group to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics House of Delegates, and as a volunteer for the North Carolina Dietetic Association (NCDA) and the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (NE DPG) in many different board positions. She is the recipient of two North Carolina Dietetic Association awards, the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (1991) and the Member of the Year (2000).

Disclosure: Liz is on the Speaker’s Bureau for Nutricia, however, no conflict of interest exists for this program.