For individuals with COPD, difficulty breathing makes mealtime exhausting. This course will discuss how choosing the right foods can help elders breathe better. Through online lessons, recipe videos and knowledge checks, caregivers will learn how to do the following:
Identify nutrition goals for individuals with COPD and methods to reach these goals.
List key nutrients and food sources for overall health and vitality.
Inform elders of food and beverages that should be avoided with COPD.
Use principles of cooking to improve food's flavor and appearance without added salt.
Apply mealtime modifications to improve symptoms of COPD.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.