Nutrition for the Older Adult, 3rd Edition Course

Credits: 25
Course Expiration: July 10, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
Availability:Currently Available
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New – 3rd edition course!

This course is based on the book Nutrition for the Older Adult, 3rd edition. The course lays the foundation for nutrition care of older adults and is designed for nutrition professionals working with this population including those who are interested in increasing their knowledge about the link between nutrition and diseases/conditions common in older adults.

Each chapter is written by experts in the area of nutrition and clinical health of the older adult. The 3rd edition conveys the most current research and evidence-based guidelines from the scientific and medical literature. Topics unique to the older adult are highlighted and chapter objectives focus on the key concepts of the chapter. Sample ADIME (Assessment, Diagnosis, Intervention, Monitoring and Evaluation) notes relevant to the content are also included. Discussion and study questions at the end of each chapter in the book test the reader’s knowledge of the content, and the CPE exam tests knowledge for the overall course.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options” simply choose “Additional Certificates” to purchase the CPE Self-Study Program.

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After completion of this CPE program, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of nutrition programs and services available for older adults.
  2. Review four major body systems and describe the physiological changes and clinical manifestation that occur during the aging process.
  3. Identify the specific macronutrient, vitamin, and mineral needs of the older adult.
  4. Apply current physical activity recommendations to older adults with a variety of medical conditions.
  5. Apply the Nutrition Care Process to older adults.
  6. Implement appropriate medical nutrition therapy for specific conditions, including osteoporosis, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, diabetes, and cognitive disorders.
  7. Identify medication side effects and interactions as they relate to nutrition for the older adult.
  8. Apply principles of selecting and administering enteral support to older adults.

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

CDR Activity Number: 149761     Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3005 Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis
  • 3020 Assessment of target groups and populations
  • 4190 Elderly nutrition
  • 5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

Additional Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND 
Assistant Professor, College Medical School
North Chicago, IL

Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, LDN, FAND
Lecturer University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst Massachusetts
Assistant Chief Food and Nutrition Services
Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System
Las Vegas, Nevada