Malnutrition is a major contributor to decreased function, decreased quality of life, increased readmission and length of hospital stay, decreased wound healing, increased surgical recovery time, increased complications and increased morbidity and mortality. Consequently, Registered Dietitians and their interprofessional team members are faced with multiple challenges to identify and address the complex needs of patients and residents who have signs and symptoms of malnutrition.
This course will identify the multiple nutritional risks of older adults and will empower dietitians and their interprofessional team members with tools to identify and address clinical outcomes associated with malnutrition. A special focus will be added for elders who are at greater risk due to the increased challenges of co-morbidities with the resulting highest rates of malnutrition. Regulatory requirements by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will also be shared to best equip the dietary team with tools to assure nutritional compliance.
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- Malnutrition: Who’s at Risk?
- The prevalence and risk factors of malnutrition
- Nutritionally at-risk adults
- Clinical diagnoses associated with malnutrition
- Effects of medications on appetite nutritional intake
- Nutritional assessments for identification of malnutrition
- Evidence supporting the role of nutrition and hydration with clinical outcomes
- CMS efforts to improve patient safety and quality
- The Interprofessional teamâ€™s management of malnutrition
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on effectively identify and assess malnutrition with older patients, for effective clinical outcomes.
- Identify the 3 etiology-based nutrition diagnoses in adults in clinical practice settings.
- Recognize the prevalence of malnutrition and its impact on clinical outcomes.
- List signs and symptoms of “nutritionally at-risk” adults.
- List the most common clinical diagnoses of people with the highest rates of malnutrition.
- Identify adverse effects of common medications affecting appetite and resulting in decreased nutritional intake.
- List effective laboratory data and nutritional assessments for identification of malnutrition.
- Identify the evidence supporting the positive impact nutrition and hydration has on improving patient outcomes.
- Identify the current Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) efforts to improve patient safety and quality.
- Identify example protocols to be recommended for each member of the interprofessional healthcare team member, for management of malnutrition.
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse, Registered Dietician.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Select Rehabilitation and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.