Introduction to Nutrition in Cancer Care



Healthy nutrition and early nutrition interventions are fundamental to improving outcomes for patients with cancer. When patients become malnourished, they are less likely to receive their full oncology treatment and may require treatment breaks, treatment holds, or dose reductions, which may reduce the efficacy of their treatment.

In this interactive course, you will learn foundational information about the impact of nutrition on patient outcomes, patient risk factors that lead to malnutrition, and when to provide a nutrition intervention. You will practice using validated nutrition screening tools through patient vignettes and learn ways to assess and manage nutrition impact symptoms. To learn more after you complete the course, visit our Nutrition Learning Library for resources, videos, and tools.

You will enjoy access for 180 days from date of purchase, after which you will no longer be able to access the course.

Course Topics

  • Benefits of proactive nutrition support
  • Patient nutrition education
  • Nutrition screening tools
  • Symptom management
  • Survivorship

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, you will demonstrate the ability to identify a patient at risk of malnutrition by using a validated nutrition screening tool.

Target Audience

From nurses, nursing students, nursing instructors to industry representatives, case managers, social workers, and other healthcare professionals working in oncology, Introduction to Nutrition in Cancer Care provides you with a concentrated, self-paced learning experience on the fundamentals of nutrition for patients with cancer.

ILNA Breakdown

Up to 1.5 ILNA points may be applied to Oncology Nursing Practice OR Symptom Management. No more than 1.5 total points may be claimed for the program.

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