Nutrition Therapy for Adults Receiving Radiation Treatment
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5000, 5150, 5285, 5400
Suggested CDR Performance indicators: 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 10.2.8
CPE Level 2
This continuing education course examines current research on nutrition for adults receiving radiation therapy and provides recommendations and strategies RDs can use when counseling clients and developing an oncology nutrition screening protocol.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the May 2019 edition of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Demonstrate the need for nutrition interventions in the usual care of adult oncology patients undergoing radiation therapy.
- Assess three common nutrition-related side effects that adults receiving radiation therapy may experience.
- Employ nutrition strategies to address the common side effects that adults undergoing radiation therapy may experience.
Julie Lanford, MPH, RDN, SCO, LDN, is a wellness director for Cancer Services in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Lanford develops and manages survivorship and prevention programs and also writes the organization's prevention and survivorship blog at CancerDietitian.com.
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