Nutrition Assessment and Prescription for Rehabilitation Professionals
By: WebExercises Academy

Course Description

The purpose of the Assessment and Prescription course is to provide participants with an intermediate level of knowledge of nutrition, nutrition assessment, and dietary prescription. Topics will include scope of practice assessment, dietary clinical assessments and problem list creation, and dietary prescription concepts specific for rehabilitation outcomes. The course will be presented in a multimedia approach including visual, auditory, and interactive components to optimize learning for all participants. This course is not designed to train the rehab professional to become a dietitian, nor does it replace prudent referral to licensed dietary services.Objectives:Analyze whether a clinician should be provided specific nutritional services, referred to a licensed dietician or other provider, or deferred for nutritional care altogether.Understand how to use the following dietary assessments: 24-hour dietary recall, dietary record, and the Food Frequency Questionnaire.Recall online resources for screening, such as the Fruit, Vegetable, Fiber Screener; Fat Intake Screener; and Mini Nutritional Assessment.Compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks to the 24-hour dietary recall, dietary record, and the Food Frequency Questionnaire.Perform the components of a basic nutrition historyUnderstand the following forms of physical dietary assessment: serum nutrient levels, saliva testing, and urine samplingCompare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks to: serum nutrient levels, saliva testing, and urine samplingApply the appropriate assessment tools given a specific patient caseExplain the role and methods of dietary goal settingProvide examples of dietary goal setting specific for patient outcomesRecall common dietary calculations for macronutrients to promote energy balance and healing for patientsOutline a full dietary prescription including: types and amounts of foods, frequency, prep, calculation of energy needs, calculation of macronutrient needs, nutrient factors, contextual factorsAnalyze patients’ dietary prescriptions and provide dietary prescriptive recommendations to optimize healing, movement, and/or reduce pain.

Course Details

  • Nutrition Assessment and Prescription for Rehabilitation Professionals
  • By:    WebExercises Academy
  • Instructor:    Sean Wells, DPT
  • Total CE Hours:    3
  • Course Format:     Online Distance Learning
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  • Course Categories:     Chiropractic Assistants, DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Nutrition  -3 CE Hours