Statins: What Dietitians Need to Know — Learn the History of the Use of Statin Medications, as Well as the Role RDs Play in the Management of Patients With Hyperlipidemia
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3070, 4040, 5090, 5160; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 10.4.3
This continuing education course examines the history of the use of statin medications, as well as the role RDs play in the management of patients with hyperlipidemia. It addresses food-drug interactions, medication side effects, and complementary therapies to help manage patients at risk of heart attack or stroke.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the December 2017 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Compare the lipid levels of patients with standardized practice guidelines.
- Evaluate the benefits and side effects of statin medications.
- Determine drug/nutrient interactions that may occur with the use of statin medications.
- Provide guidelines for dietary modifications and supplement use for patients taking statin medications.
Ana Gabriela Reisdorf, MS, RD, CDE, is a nutrition consultant and writer based in Lake Forest, California.
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