Updated Guidelines for Low-Sodium Diets
This continuing education course reviews the impact of updated guidelines on low-sodium diets for the general population, individuals with chronic conditions, such as hypertension, heart failure and CKD, and those taking certain medications. It concludes with practical advice on how many milligrams of sodium nutrition professionals should recommend to certain populations.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the February 2023 edition of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Explain the role of sodium in the body.
- Define when a sodium restriction is warranted and what the recommendations are.
- Describe the balance between over- and underconsuming sodium and what implications each may have on health.
Course content was written by Michelle Routhenstein, MS, RD, CDCES, CDN, owner and president of Entirely Nourished LLC, a nutrition counseling and consulting private practice that specializes in heart disease prevention and management.
The planners and faculty for this activity have no 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.
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 CDR Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.
- 2.00 CDR