Nutrition and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 5000, 5120; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 10.4.2, 10.4.3
This continuing education course reviews the epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) along with its common treatments and comorbidities in the context of nutrition assessment and management.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the March 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Evaluate the most common diets and supplements of interest for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Assess RA patients for their unique history and experience with RA and determine how their individual symptoms and comorbidities may affect disease course and treatment.
- Distinguish drug-nutrient interactions and nutrition-related medication side effects common in RA patients.
- Develop individualized nutrition interventions appropriate for RA patients.
Kristine Duncan, MS, RD, CDE is a nutrition instructor at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Washington, who is also a freelance writer and a nutrition blogger.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR