Nutritional Implications of Corticosteroid Use

This continuing education course provides a brief overview of the physiology associated with corticosteroids, their exogenous use, and their implications for nutrition status. It also discusses the role of the RD in optimizing nutrition outcomes among individuals requiring corticosteroid treatment strategies.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Assess and discuss the nutritional implication of corticosteroid treatment, and list at least four side effects that may be managed through nutrition intervention.
  2. Interpret how nutrition status may be linked to corticosteroid treatment.
  3. Evaluate the nutrition needs of clients requiring corticosteroid treatment and implement dietary recommendations to meet nutritional needs.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
8.1.5, 8.2.4, 10.1.2, 10.2.14
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Course summary
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  • 2.00 CDR
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Krista Casazza, PhD, RD, CSSD, is an associate professor and director of research at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she oversees environmental and public health research and community engagement programs.

Krista Casazza, PhD, RD, CSSD, faculty for this activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

An "ineligible company" includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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