The Role of RDNs to Help COVID Patients/Survivors Become Thrivers Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: July 22, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Do you have questions about nutrition for COVID patients in ​​​​​​​acute and/or post-acute care (PAC)?

Join award winning dietitians, Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN and Elizabeth Wall, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC to help you care for your COVID patients/residents and help them to survive and thrive!

Has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the health and quality of life of individuals in your clinical practice? RDNs play a vital role in helping individuals with COVID-19 meet nutrient needs during treatment and recovery. Be alert: Nutrition misinformation abounds! Integrate evidenced-based nutrition care practices in acute and post-acute care settings to help individuals with COVID become survivors and thrivers. This session will cover:

  1. Unintended consequences of sheltering at home
  2. Nutrition related consequences of COVID19
  3. Nutrition Care for COVID patients in acute care
  4. Nutrition Care for COVID patients in post-acute care
  5. RDN interventions to for COVID survivors to thrive and improve their quality of life

Note: If you purchase the live session, the recording is automatically added to your BDA account. To access the recording, sign into your BDA account at: and choose Webinars.

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

  1. Examine common unintended consequences of COVID 19 pandemic
  2. Utilize evidenced based guidelines to identify nutritional risks and meet nutrient needs of adults with COVID in acute care vs post-acute care settings
  3. Identify opportunities for RDN interventions for COVID survivors to thrive and improve their quality of life

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: Live  156857/ Recorded: 156932

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar/ 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Performance Indicators:

8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
10.2.8 – Establishes the plan of care, directly addressing the nutrition diagnosis in collaboration with the patient in defining the time, frequency and duration of the intervention.
10.2.10 – Monitors and identifies factors affecting patient progress in meeting goals.
10.2.11 – Monitors, identifies, and adjusts the intervention based on patient progress in meeting established goals.
10.2.12 – Establishes new goals and new plan of care when original or interim goals are met.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

Mary Litchford Webinar SpeakerMary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LD is a trailblazer in the field of dietetics known internationally as an acclaimed speaker, author, and consultant to health care providers. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company focusing on advanced level continuing education for RDNs and instructional materials for dietetics students.

She presents programs across the country, and has written numerous professional reference books, continuing education programs, instructional software programs, chapters in college textbooks and Academy publications, refereed scholarly articles and other professional publications. She is Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (only the 2nd RDN to ever hold this prestigious position).Additionally, Dr. Litchford is one of the NPUAP representatives to the 2019 Guideline Goverance Group responsible for the 2019 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries Clinical Practice Guideline (she is the first RDN to serve on the Guideline Governance Group).

Disclosures:  Dr. Litchford is a consultant to Prosynthesis and Medline Industries, and receives honorariums from Abbott Nutrition and Nestle Nutrition. She is also President of CASE Software & Books and the author of advanced CE programs on wounds. However, she has confirmed no conflict of interest exists for this program.


Elizabeth Wall, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC​ is a senior member of the Adult GI/Nutrition Support Service at the University of Chicago Medicine. She manages patients both in the hospital and at home. Elizabeth’s specialty areas are in the management of short bowel syndrome and other malabsorptive disorders; management of home parenteral nutrition patients; and troubleshooting mechanical tube problems or enteral feeding intolerance for patients on long-term home enteral feedings. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Elizabeth is an active participant in several human research protocols including the use of teduglutide in parenteral nutrition dependent short bowel syndrome and bio-markers of abnormal liver function in long-term PN patients. She is an active member of the Short Bowel Syndrome subgroup of DIGID and a faculty member of the DNS Advance Practice Residency. Elizabeth serves as part-time faculty at DePaul University, teaching adult learners the basics of nutrition science. She is an author of multiple book chapters, journal publications, and has presented at FNCE, ASPEN, and ESPEN symposia. She is a past recipient of the recipient of The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian, Advanced Clinical Practice Award.

Disclosures: No conflict of interest exists for this webinar.


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