A CALL TO ACTION: RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT NUTRITIONAL HEALTH

Continuing Education Units: 1 credit of AAPA Category 1 CME

Course Description:

In this interactive module, Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA-C, RDN, CDE, explains the role of PAs in nutritional health and gives a high-level overview of basic concepts in nutritional health as well as incorporating nutrition screening and management in patient encounters.

Note: This module was developed by AAPA and supported by an Abbott Nutrition educational grant.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the current state of nutritional assessment and discuss the role of PAs in managing nutritional health in primary care patients
  • Incorporate screening and use of appropriate testing for nutritional deficiencies into routine patient care
  • Explain basic concepts in nutritional health
  • Review the nutritional needs in special populations such as patients with obesity, diabetes, and the elderly
  • Review nutritional supplements and other management strategies

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA-C, RDN, CDE

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