Nutrition Management: Treating Cardiometabolic Disease is a unique continuing education learning opportunity for physicians, nurses, dieticians, and other health care professionals, focusing on clinical strategies to improve care for patients with cardiometabolic diseases.
Developed by Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, this practical, skill-based live, virtual course is designed for clinicians treating patients with cardiometabolic disease. The course will provide an update on scientific information supporting current guidelines, practical recommendations, and controversies in the field of medical nutrition management for people living with cardiometabolic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular, and renal diseases.
You will learn and develop the skills needed to be able to design general nutritional programs for patients at risk for or with cardiometabolic diseases in your clinical practice.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Identify the most recent general nutrition guidelines and the current status of their implementation in the US population
Recognize specific nutrition recommendations for the prevention and management of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular/renal disease
Describe current controversies around commonly recommended meal plans along with their scientific support or lack thereof
Design practical approaches for clinical practice settings to assess patients' nutritional habits and provide meaningful interventions
Recognize challenges and opportunities to implement nutritional recommendations in underserved communities
Incorporate effective communication skills in nutrition counseling taking into consideration the diversity of cultural significance and attitudes regarding food
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