PICA Eating Disorder

Cost: £6.00

Welcome to our PICA Eating Disorder online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to PICA Eating Disorder online training module:

1. Introduction to PICA:
• Definition of PICA and its prevalence
• Understanding the causes and risk factors associated with PICA
• Impact of PICA on physical and mental health

2. Recognizing PICA:
• Identifying common substances consumed in PICA
• Signs and symptoms of PICA
• Differentiating PICA from other eating disorders or medical conditions

3. Health Risks and Complications:
• Understanding the potential health risks and complications of PICA
• Effects on gastrointestinal system, nutritional deficiencies, and infections
• Impact on dental health and gastrointestinal obstruction

4. Assessing and Diagnosing PICA:
• Conducting a thorough assessment of individuals suspected of having PICA
• Collaborating with other healthcare professionals for accurate diagnosis
• Identifying underlying causes and co-occurring conditions

5. Treatment and Management:
• Overview of evidence-based approaches for managing PICA
• Multidisciplinary team involvement and coordination of care
• Strategies for addressing nutritional deficiencies and promoting healthy eating habits

6. Communication and Support:
• Effective communication techniques when discussing PICA with patients and their families
• Providing empathetic and non-judgmental support to individuals with PICA
• Educating patients, families, and caregivers about PICA and its management

7. Ethical Considerations:
• Ethical dilemmas and challenges in managing PICA
• Respecting patient autonomy while ensuring safety and well-being
• Confidentiality and privacy concerns in PICA cases

8. Case Studies and Practical Examples:
• Presenting real-life scenarios to illustrate the complexities of PICA
• Analyzing case studies to enhance understanding and decision-making skills
• Providing guidance on appropriate interventions and treatment plans

The learning outcomes are:

1. Define PICA and understand its prevalence and impact on individuals' physical and mental health.
2. Identify common substances consumed in PICA and recognize the signs and symptoms of the disorder.
3. Understand the potential health risks and complications associated with PICA, such as nutritional deficiencies and gastrointestinal obstructions.
4. Learn how to conduct a thorough assessment to diagnose PICA and differentiate it from other eating disorders or medical conditions.
5. Gain knowledge of evidence-based approaches for managing and treating PICA, including multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination of care.
6. Develop effective communication techniques when discussing PICA with patients, families, and caregivers.
7. Demonstrate understanding of ethical considerations and dilemmas in managing PICA, including respecting patient autonomy while ensuring safety and well-being.
8. Analyze case studies and practical examples to enhance decision-making skills and develop appropriate interventions and treatment plans.
9. Identify relevant resources, support groups, and organizations specializing in PICA for ongoing learning and professional development.
10. Successfully complete assessments to evaluate comprehension and understanding of PICA and its management.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in PICA Eating Disorder online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.