Lifestyle Considerations for Chronic Conditions in the Community

Program Date: 8 March 2019
Publication Date: 13 September 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify the prevalence of chronic conditions among adults in the community; review three principle lifestyle risk factors associated with chronic conditions; and discuss approaches on how to deliver dietary advice to patients.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the prevalence of chronic conditions among adults in the community.
  • Review three principle lifestyle risk factors associated with chronic conditions.
  • Discuss approaches on how to deliver dietary advice to patients.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4000, 4030, 4090, 5090
  • Performance Indicators: 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 47

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Vice Chief of Medicine,
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, Dr. McCullough completed his medical degree as an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, cardiology fellowship including service as Chief Fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, and master’s degree in public health at the University of Michigan. Dr. McCullough is a consultant cardiologist and Vice Chief of Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He is a Principal Faculty in internal medicine for the Texas A & M University Health Sciences Center. Dr. McCullough is an internationally recognized authority on the role of chronic kidney disease as a cardiovascular risk state with over 1000 publications and 500 citations in the National Library of Medicine. Dr. McCullough is a founder and current president of the Cardiorenal Society of America, an organization dedicated to bringing cardiologists and nephrologists together to work on the emerging problem of cardiorenal syndromes. His works have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet and other top-tier journals worldwide. He is the co-editor of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, and associate editor of the American Journal of Cardiology and Cardiorenal Medicine. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple specialty journals. Dr. McCullough has made presentations on the advancement of medicine across the world and has been an invited lecturer at the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency, and the U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel.


Abby Sauer, MPH, RD

Senior Manager,
Scientific & Medical Affairs
Abbott Nutrition Columbus, OH, USA

Abby Sauer joined Abbott Nutrition in 1999 and currently is a Senior Manager in the External Engagement team within Scientific and Medical Affairs. Her team drives public health policy through cross-functional strategies, initiatives, and partnerships to build scientific leadership and visibility of Abbott Nutrition. Her areas of expertise include malnutrition; nutrition screening, assessment, and intervention; and geriatric nutrition. She has delivered many scientific presentations and publications on key nutrition topics including lean body mass, malnutrition and readmissions. Prior to joining Abbott Nutrition, Abby worked as a clinical dietitian in a variety of healthcare settings. She provided medical nutrition therapy to hospital patients including medical-surgical patients, ICU patients, and oncology patients, as well as outpatient nutrition counseling for patients with diabetes and gestational diabetes. Abby earned her BS in dietetics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and completed her dietetic internship at Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a Master’s in Public Health from The Ohio State University.


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