The Significance of Proper Nutrition in HIV/AIDS Patients
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3010, 3020, 5250, 5270
This continuing education course provides an overview of HIV and AIDS, discusses the nutritional goals and energy needs of an HIV/AIDS patient, and examines the nutritional challenges of current antiretroviral therapies.
Course content was written by Ilaria St Florian, MS, RD, a clinical dietitian and HIV/AIDS outpatient nutritionist at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- List the four stages of HIV/AIDS.
- List the four primary goals of medical nutrition therapy and the schedule for reevaluating a patient’s nutrition therapy, as prescribed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Explain the weight abnormalities that can occur in an HIV/AIDS patient and how to manage them.
- Explain the nutritional challenges and adverse drug effects possible for patients taking highly active antiretroviral therapy medications and how to treat them.
- Conduct a nutrition assessment and manage an HIV/AIDS patient’s nutritional needs.
- 2.00 CDR