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Nutrition Plus

Nutrition Plus offers dietitian-led fertility, pregnancy and infant workshops and personalised nutrition consultations by their team of professional dietitians at numerous facilities around Australia and New Zealand. 

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Expert: Leeanne Azzoparadi

Leeanne Azzoparadi is a senior dietitian and Director of Nutrition Plus - an organisation that offers dietitian-led fertility, pregnancy and infant workshops and personalised nutrition consultations by a team of professional dietitians at numerous facilities around Australia and New Zealand. Leeanne has a special interest in diabetes, weight loss, fertility nutrition and gastro-intestine health.

What you get by completing this session

  • 16 mins of CPD

    A 16 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out

What you'll learn in this expert session

The role of the diet and adequate nutrition for healing wounds is often overlooked. In fact, healing of wounds may be delayed in patients with poor nutritional status. Leeanne Azzoparadi provides in-depth information on the key nutrients that have been shown to heal wounds in a timely manner. This includes adequate hydration and energy (kilojoules), protein, zinc, vitamin A,vitamin C and arginine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate patients’ nutritional status and ensuring sufficient calories from a balanced diet 
  • Understand how to regulate and optimise blood glucose levels 
  • Understand the Increased demand for certain nutrients as protein and caloric deficits must be replaced and micronutrients to be supplemented in patients with malnutrition
  • Define when referral to a dietitian is required to ensure that the patient is meeting their calorie and nutritional requirements

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Optimal Nutrition for Wound Healing (16 mins of CPD)

    • Test your learning!