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20% Off Nutritious CE in Celebration of National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month CE PromoProfessional Development Resources is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during March in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape” and encourages consumers to remember to include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day.

Professional Development Resources is offering 20% off all nutrition-related continuing education courses in celebration of National Nutrition Month. To apply the discount, enter coupon code NNM2012 during checkout at Coupon expires 3/31/2012.

Nutrition-Related Online CE Courses:

Professional Development Resourcesis recognized as a provider of continuing education by the following:
* AOTA: American Occupational Therapy Association (#3159)
APA: American Psychological Association
* ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (AAUM)
ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046)
CDR: Commission on Dietetic Registration (#PR001)
NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590)
NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279)
California: Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625)
Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635); Occupational Therapy Practice (#34). PDResources is CE Broker compliant.
Illinois: DPR for Social Work (#159-00531)
* Ohio: Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501)
South Carolina: Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193)
Texas: Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678)
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Nutrition & Dietetics


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Preventing Medical Errors in Nutrition & Dietetics

Preventing Medical Errors in Nutrition & Dietetics

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Course Abstract:

This new online continuing education course addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. Real life stories, ethical considerations, health literacy and growing health consumerism are addressed. Also included are tips for distinguishing scientific from pseudoscientific treatment claims and for improving communication with patients. Printable hand-outs, a glossary and online resources are provided. This course satisfies the requirements of the Florida State Legislature mandating a 2-hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors as part of the licensure and renewal process for health professionals. Course #20-10RD | 2011 | 31 pages | 15 posttest questions


Learning Objectives:

1. List 3 potential medical errors in the practice of nutrition and dietetics
2. Describe the process of identifying and analyzing an error to prevent reoccurrence
3. Distinguish between an ethics code violation and a medical error
4. Identify 5 strategies you can use to prevent medical errors in your own practice
5. Name 10 strategies patients can use to improve their own safety in medical care


About the Author(s):

Susan Mitchell, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA, is co-author along with Dr. Christie of three books, Fat is Not Your Fate, I’d Kill for a Cookie, and Eat to Stay Young. She serves as the nutrition expert for Dr. Mitchell is a contributing author to Macmillan Reference USA’s Guide to World Nutrition and Health and has been an expert witness in medical malpractice cases. A Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Fellow of the American Dietetic Association, Dr. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and taught nutrition and health science at the University of Central Florida for over 8 years. 

Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA, is co-author along with Dr. Mitchell of three books, Fat is Not Your Fate, I’d Kill for a Cookie, and Eat to Stay Young. A Licensed Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Fellow of the American Dietetic Association, she earned her Ph.D. from Florida State University. Dr. Christie is Nutrition Program Director and MSH/Dietetic Internship Director at the University of North Florida. In her 17 years of clinical practice, Dr. Christie consulted with many facilities and individuals in all areas of medical nutrition therapy. She has given over 1000 seminars to health professionals across the country.

Accreditation Statement:

Professional Development Resources is a CPE Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR #PR001). CPE accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of provider programs or materials. Professional Development Resources is also a provider with the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (#50-1635).
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