The Changing Face of Cystic Fibrosis Management and the Role of the RD
This continuing education course examines the role of nutrition in helping persons with cystic fibrosis manage their symptoms and maintain a good quality of life despite the multiorgan impacts of the disease. It prepares nutrition professionals to provide practical and effective dietary approaches for persons with cystic fibrosis in community, private practice, or health care settings.
Upon completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Determine appropriate energy intake for persons with cystic fibrosis (CF) and recommend foods to help meet macronutrient goals.
- Name three CF-related comorbidities and one nutrition intervention to help manage each.
- Identify three barriers to adequate intake in CF and a strategy for overcoming each.
Kathleen Searles, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of settings, including health care, education, and public health. She has a private practice in New England where she counsels individual clients and consults with private secondary schools.
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