Eating Disorders: Nutritional Management

Eating Disorders: Nutritional Management

This half-hour video module is aimed at health professionals and provides an overview of nutritional management of eating disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Learning outcomes include:

  • Ability to undertake a comprehensive dietetic assessment in relation to eating disorders;
  • Understanding of and ability to respond in an empathic way to the high levels of ambivalence and fear of change in people with eating disorders;
  • Knowledge of the standards for safe treatment;
  • Ability to explain the purpose of weight gain for people with malnutrition;
  • Ability to explain the risks associated with refeeding syndrome and the need for specialist care in nutritional restoration;
  • Ability to provide appropriate follow up for people referred for treatment, and to manage a person with an eating disorder who is waiting for treatment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines in the delivery of multi-disciplinary care and monitor progress;
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice or refer to other colleagues.

By watching this video, you can claim half an hour of self-directed CPD with your professional college or association.

For more information about the content raised in these videos, please see this handout.

This video forms part of a suite of five video modules - check our eLearning section on this website for more or select from the list below: 

Introduction to Eating Disorders

Screening and Assessment

Medical Management

Recovery-focused Psychological Treatment

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