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.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. List the four stages of HIV/AIDS.
  2. 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.
  3. Explain the weight abnormalities that can occur in an HIV/AIDS patient and how to manage them.
  4. Explain the nutritional challenges and adverse drug effects possible for patients taking highly active antiretroviral therapy medications and how to treat them.
  5. Conduct a nutrition assessment and manage an HIV/AIDS patient’s nutritional needs.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
Course opens: 
09/30/2013
Course expires: 
09/30/2014
CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/30/2013
Course expires: 
09/30/2014

Price

CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
Please login or create an account to take this course.