Course components are delivered online and include a continuing education exam.
Pressure to be thin and fear of obesity have resulted in clinical eating disorders in more than eight million Americans. Many are adolescent girls for whom nutrition deprivation can have severe and lasting consequences, though adults and athletes are also at risk. Treating Eating Disorders Online CE Course
focuses on diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders with an emphasis on assessment techniques, counseling strategies, and nutrition interventions.
- Understand the seriousness of any eating disorder—medical, physical, psychological, social, financial.
- Identify the diagnostic criteria of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
- List at least 10 warning signs of eating disorders.
- Identify the risk factors of developing an eating disorder.
- Understand the necessary training and experience of a registered dietitian working with eating disordered patients.
- Describe the role of each interdisciplinary team member in the treatment and management of eating disorders.
- Explain the primary goal of treatment of eating disorders.
- Define the components of the initial assessment for a person with an eating disorder.
- List the criteria for inpatient treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
- Describe the potential complications of refeeding.
- Define the benefits of a formalized meal plan as being a part of the patient’s treatment plan.
- List the components of nutrition education.
- Explain the rationale for obtaining biomedical stability before initiating aggressive refeeding in anorexic patients.
- Describe the difference between males and females in terms of risk factors, symptom presentation, and treatment of anorexia nervosa.
- Identify the unique needs of children and adolescents during the treatment process.
- Explain the role of cognitive-behavioral treatment in the treatment of eating disorders.
- Identify the characteristics of the athlete’s lifestyle that increase the potential of the development of eating disorders.
- Understand how societal influence has contributed to acceptance of eating disorders.
Table of Contents
Eating Disorders: A Disease, Not a Choice
Diagnoses, Risk Factors, and Causes
Assessment of Disordered Eating
Treatment and Intervention
Dietary and Nutrition Assessment Considerations
Nutrition Intervention: Anorexia Nervosa
Nutrition Intervention: Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder
Education About Nutrition
Non-Nutrition Treatment: Eating Disorders
Unique Population Groups
Recovery, Relapse, Prognosis, Summary
A continuing education course for nutritionists, dietitians, personal
trainers, and other health and fitness professionals.