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Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance: Steering the RD Career in Diabetes

Brought to you by the Center for Professional Development with a special thank you to the DCE member content writers.

The dietetics profession has shifted towards the registered dietitian performing more diverse roles. Along with this shift, many dietitians have expanded their practice as specialists and advanced practitioners. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has sought to define these new roles, resulting in the development of the Scope of Practice. This has laid the foundation for defining the functions and roles of RDs as generalists, specialists, and advanced practitioners in a variety of focus areas, including diabetes care.

This module should enhance dietitians' understanding of the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance in diabetes care and provide practical application of these standards.

Planned with the Diabetes Care & Education Dietetic Practice Group (DPG).

CPEU Hours: 2.0
Level: 2
Suggested Learning Need Codes: 1010, 5190, 1070

Learning Objectives

  • Define Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for Registered Dietitians in Diabetes Care.
  • Discuss how the Diabetes SOP/SOPP and the Scope of Practice Decision Tool can be used by the RD in practice.
  • Demonstrate the application of the Diabetes SOP/SOPP across all practice levels in diabetes care.
  • Identify three learning goals or activities to maintain and/or advance the learner’s expertise within diabetes care utilizing the Diabetes SOP/SOPP for career development.

This e-learning self-study includes web links and resources for additional Online Learning opportunities.

The course includes pdf files of the speaker presentations and handouts as well as a downloadable CPE certificate.

Immediately following purchase, you will receive an access email for the module. This email contains a link which will remain active for 30 days once the link has been activated by the user.

This product is approved for individual use only. Only the registered participant is eligible for continuing professional education units.

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