Medical Nutrition Therapy for Children with Special Health Care Needs Self-Study Course

Credits: 13
Course Expiration: August 15, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR
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If you care for children with special health care or nutritional needs, this is the course for you!

This course requires reading of a pocket guide on pediatric nutrition for children with a variety of special health care needs (CSHCN). Published in 2021, the evidence-based book has the most recent information available on nutrition care for CSHCN. Conditions covered include but are not limited to autism spectrum disorder, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, congenital heart disease, and cerebral palsy. The course covers nutrition assessment, feeding and eating, community services and programs, and transition of care for CSHCN. The case-study based CPE self-study program provides additional opportunities for the reader to help integrate key concepts into their care settings.

This CPE is appropriate for RDNs and NDTRs who work with pediatric populations, as well as educators who teach pediatric nutrition to students and interns.

The course includes case study-based questions to assess knowledge and understanding of content and requires the learner to apply the information as if implementing it in practice.

Purchasing Options: Course includes hard copy book, course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade. If you already have the book, use the “additional certificate” option.

This required reading and subsequent self-study course are essentially a one-stop shop for everything a clinician needs to know when working with children with special healthcare needs. I remember wishing I had a resource like this as a young RDN on pediatric floors. Learning the principles outlines in this handbook and having it nearby as a resource will improve the practice of RDNs and enable them to deliver the highest quality care to their patients.
- Lori A. Stevens, RD, LDN
Medical Nutrition Therapy for Children with Special Health Care Needs Self-Study Course

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

  1. Identify and implement a plan to address a problem, issue, or challenge for a family with a child with special health care needs.
  2. Apply medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management for children with special health care needs.
  3. Identify and select valid and reliable tools to conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment for children with special health care needs.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs/CDCES, and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 165467 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.2.8 Identifies and implements a plan to address the problem, issue, or challenge.
  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 10.2.1 Identifies and selects valid and reliable tools to conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment.

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 65 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs, 2nd edition is published by the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice group and Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Disclaimer: The text/book 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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