Role of Diet and Lifestyle in the Development of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Short Course

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Course Expiration: May 31, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR, CBDCE
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Learn the association between diet and lifestyle factors and the risk for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ACVD) with this case based self-study course!

This continuing professional education (CPE) self-study course includes required reading of a journal article which shares findings from a prospective cohort study on the association between diet and lifestyle factors and the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACVD).

A case-study based CPE exam tests the reader on key information in the research study.

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 innovative course takes a look at recent research and how certain behaviors impact the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This resource makes an excellent CPE program for the new or seasoned dietitian wanting to stay up-to-date on the impact of diet and lifestyle choices and how these recommendations can be applied within your own care of this patient population.
- Role of Diet and Lifestyle in the Development of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Course
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 diet and lifestyle factors to reduce the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACVD).
  2. Differentiate between outdated and current evidence-based practice related to the role of diet and lifestyle in the prevention of ACVD.
  3. Analyze new information on diet and lifestyle factors for reducing the risk of developing ACVD and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
  4. Integrate new knowledge of the relationship between diet and lifestyle factors on the risk of developing ACVD into practice.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 170625  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the lifespan, and their role in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • 8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge 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 8 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Diet and Lifestyle Factors and Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease- A Prospective Cohort Study (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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