CPE Units: 10
1.1.1 Accepts own responsibility and accountability for actions and decisions related to customers.
1.1.2 Recognizes and manages conflicts of interest.
1.1.3 Understands the impact of personal values and beliefs on practice.
1.1.4 Practices with honesty, integrity, transparency and fairness.
1.1.5 Recognizes and maintains appropriate relationships and boundaries.
1.1.6 Recognizes and manages situations with ethical implications.
1.1.7 Communicates professional title and credentials accurately.
1.1.8 Adheres to the Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs.
1.2 Works within personal and professional limitations and abilities.
1.2.1 Identifies and takes the appropriate steps to maintain and enhance competence.
1.2.2 Identifies the knowledge and skills required to provide service.
1.2.3 Refers customer to the appropriate professional and/or service provider when needs are beyond personal or professional scope of practice.
1.2.4 Seeks timely and appropriate advice and guidance to provide optimal service.
1.2.5 Identifies a need and seeks additional resources when needed.
1.2.6 Anticipates and manages the potential outcomes of own actions or the actions of others.
4.1 Demonstrates sound professional judgement and strategic thinking in practice.
4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address a need.
4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
4.1.3 Aligns work with organization policies, strategic plan and mission statement.
4.1.4 Demonstrates effective, appropriate and timely consultation with experts and others.
4.1.5 Recognizes situations where services provided to a customer should be adjusted, limited, modified or discontinued.
4.2 Reflects, integrates and evaluates using critical thinking when faced with problems, issues and challenges.
4.2.1 Identifies potential or real problems, issues or challenges.
4.2.2 Reflects on own values, beliefs and biases.
4.2.3 Demonstrates insight into personal expertise and limitations.
4.2.4 Investigates alternative explanations for deficits and/or issues.
4.2.5 Considers alternative methods and provides justification for selected option(s).
4.2.6 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
4.2.7 Integrates relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
4.2.8 Identifies and implements a plan to address the problem, issue or challenge.
4.2.9 Evaluates the effectiveness of a plan, and identifies required future actions.
8.1 Interprets and applies current food and nutrition science and principles in dietetics practice.
8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.
8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.
8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
8.2 Recognizes and respects the physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environments of the individual, group, community and population in practice.
8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social and cultural needs of the individual, group, community or population.
8.2.2 Applies knowledge of health determinants when planning, developing and implementing services, programs, meal plans and menus.
8.2.3 Implements individualized services to reflect customer-centered approach as it pertains to the customer’s physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environment.
8.2.4 Imparts knowledge of the importance of physical activity and applies behavior change principles to promote physical activity and decrease inactivity.
8.2.5 Keeps abreast of, advocates for and integrates knowledge of national and local funding models that impact the population and services provided.
8.3 Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining and enhancing knowledge.
8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.
8.3.2 Implements a plan for continual professional improvement.
8.3.3 Takes action to address deficiencies to enhance practice.
8.3.4 Enhances knowledge to foster career advancement.
8.3.5 Keeps abreast of changes in practice and within practice environments that affect scope of practice.
8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
8.3.7 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice.
9.1 Recognizes and applies education and learning theories and principles in practice.
9.1.1 Demonstrates and applies age-appropriate education principles.
9.1.2 Identifies and works to minimize and overcome barriers to learning.
9.1.3 Identifies and analyzes factors that influence behavioral change.
9.1.4 Evaluates factors that influence the learning process and skill building.
9.1.5 Assesses, evaluates and applies educational theories.
9.2 Establishes, develops and implements program outlines and learning plans to meet the needs of various individuals, groups and populations.
9.2.1 Assesses learning needs of the individual or target group.
9.2.2 Determines and takes into consideration the literacy level and readability needs of the individual, group and population.
9.2.3 Applies educational theories and uses assessment results for planning process and development of materials and teaching aids.
9.2.4 Collaborates with learner(s) and colleagues to formulate specific, measurable and attainable objectives and goals.
9.3 Designs, selects and implements education strategies to meet the learning needs of the individual, group, community and population.
9.3.1 Critiques and selects appropriate, current, evidence-based, practice-based reference materials to support the development of nutrition education resources.
9.3.2 Develops and/or selects a variety of learning activities based on a plan of action and outcomes, and the needs of the individual, group, community and population.
9.3.3 Develops and/or selects culturally sensitive, evidence-based materials that are appropriate to the audience.
9.3.4 Develops and/or selects educational materials at appropriate literacy level to achieve objectives.
9.3.5 Uses a variety of strategies to deliver a plan of care or learning plan.
9.4 Teaches, guides and instructs a variety of individuals, groups or populations.
9.4.1 Assesses current knowledge and skills of the individual, group, community and population.
9.4.2 Selects and uses appropriate content and teaching methods to meet individual and group needs.
9.4.3 Takes into consideration special needs and disabilities and provides accommodations.
9.4.4 Adjusts education plan to meet the needs of the individual, group and population.
9.4.5 Implements an individualized teaching plan in order to promote, maintain and enhance nutritional health and learning.
9.4.6 Uses socially and culturally appropriate strategies in order to respect diverse cultures and values.
9.4.7 Demonstrates competent use of technology to enhance the learning experience and delivery of information.
9.4.8 Evaluates the impact of the individual's learning and new knowledge and skills.
9.6 Uses effective counseling and coaching skills and strategies in practice.
9.6.1 Determines and applies counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower customers to make changes.
9.6.2 Obtains permission and informed consent for the provision of counseling as appropriate.
9.6.3 Determines the customer’s expectations and aspirations and manages situations wherein these expectations cannot be met.
9.6.4 Assesses customer’s readiness to change when applying specific counseling strategies.
9.6.5 In collaboration with the customer, develops counseling or coaching goals.
9.6.6 Assists with resolution of barriers to achieving counseling and coaching goals.
9.6.7 Determines if further action is required as follow-up to counseling and coaching.
Sphere 01: Ethics and Professionalism Accepts responsibility and accountability for providing competent, ethical, customer-centered nutrition and dietetics services.
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