Dietetic Management Within Acute Eating Disorder Admissions

Facilitators Steph Sloan



This one-day course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to provide dietetic care to patients with eating disorders in the acute inpatient setting. Combining theoretical knowledge with practical exercises and clinical case studies, we will consider dietetic assessment and intervention within this patient group. We will reflect upon the dietetic role within the multidisciplinary team and scope of practice. We will discuss ethical and legal issues including feeding under restraint. We will consider communication techniques and some of the challenges we may face when communicating with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals.


To gain knowledge, skills and confidence in the dietetic management of patients with eating disorders in the acute inpatient setting.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss key principles guiding location of care for patients with eating disorders
  • Identify key members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of the patient group
  • Undertake a dietetic assessment for patient group
  • Identify typical dietetic needs and aims
  • Utilise best practice guidance to plan a safe and effective dietetic intervention
  • Reflect upon communication challenges within the practice area
  • Discuss ethical and legal issues within nasogastric tube feeding under restraint intervention


  • BDA Member £165
  • Non-Member £230

Please note that you must register here to secure your place on this course, the BDA will not guarantee your place via purchase order numbers emailed to us.

The online registration must be completed and your purchase order number must be quoted on the online registration below.