Sudden Cardiac Death — Adopting a Healthful Lifestyle Can Save Clients’ Lives
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4040, 5090, 5160, 5460; Level 2
This continuing education course discusses the risk factors for SCD, healthful diet and lifestyle strategies that can help prevent coronary artery disease that often leads to SCD, and the role omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants play in promoting and maintaining heart health.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the July 2012 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Sharon Palmer, RD, a contributing editor at Today’s Dietitian, a freelance food and nutrition writer in southern California, and author of The Plant-Powered Diet.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Assess the risk factors of sudden cardiac death.
- Counsel patients on the primary prevention lifestyle strategies for coronary artery disease.
- Educate patients on the secondary prevention lifestyle strategies that can help prevent sudden cardiac arrest and ultimately sudden cardiac death.
- Evaluate the role antioxidants play in reducing the risk of sudden cardiac death.
- 2.00 CDR