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Understanding Hospice

Course Syllabus

This course provides your caregivers with an overview of five commonly prescribed diets and the purpose of each diet, general guidelines for implementing the diet, how to tell if a client is compliant, and how to help clients follow their prescribed diets. By learning about common therapeutic diets, caregivers will help clients eat the right foods for the right reasons.


Describe the recommendations of the USDA's My Plate program.
Name and discuss the parts of the food nutrition label.
Name at least two benefits of each of the following: low sodium diet, low-fat diet, and high fiber diet.
Name at least three foods that are controlled or restricted on the renal diet and diabetic diet.
Discuss the difference between soft, mechanical, and pureed foods.

Audio: No
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.

Course Additional Information

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    Course Code: ITK1040300

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-510987; CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036; WA DSHS CE Code: CO2034338