Dietary Approaches for Optimizing Cardiovascular Health Short Course

Credits: 2
Course Expiration: May 31, 2024
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Review recommended dietary patterns for promoting cardiovascular health with this case based self-study course!

This continuing professional education (CPE) self-study course includes required reading of a journal article which offers guidance from the American Heart Association on recommended dietary patterns for promoting overall cardiovascular health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.

A case-study based CPE program helps the clinician integrate the information presented into their work setting.

Purchasing Options: This is available as Additional Certificate only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

This CPE self-study course is helpful and provides a comprehensive update to nutrition guidelines for cardiovascular health.
- Dietary Approaches for Optimizing Cardiovascular Health
Janice Baker, RDN, CDCES, CNSC, BC-ADM
This course allows for the RDN to better understand the most recent American Heart Association 2021 Dietary Guidance. Cardiovascular risk and disease continues to grow and optimal care of these patients requires an in-depth knowledge of the recommendations and being able to provide advice for incorporating them into a healthy lifestyle.
- Dietary Approaches for Optimizing Cardiovascular Health
Stacey Phillips, MS, RD

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

  1. Engage in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge in dietary approaches for cardiovascular disease prevention and management.
  2. Differentiate between outdated and current evidence-based practice related to the role of diet in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
  3. Analyze new information on dietary approaches for managing cardiovascular health and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
  4. Integrate new knowledge of the relationship between nutrition and cardiovascular health into practice.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 170643  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions.
  • 8.2.2 Differentiates between outdated and current evidence-based practice related to the management of diseases and clinical conditions
  • 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
  • 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 10 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: 2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association (a link to the document is included in the downloadable course document).

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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