Malnutrition Alert! How to Improve Patient Outcomes - CMEZ60267

Malnutrition Alert! How to Improve Patient Outcomes

by Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND
CMEZ60267
(4.4 / 20 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (2.00 Credits)
Physician (2.00 Credits)

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Summary:

What would you do if potentially half of your hospitalized clients, and 5% or more of your ambulatory clients, had a condition that was compromising their health, yet it was undiagnosed and untreated? An estimated 30% to 60% of those hospitalized have malnutrition with significant consequences such as increased 30-day mortality, more infections, reduced wound healing, and increased length of stays, not to mention higher costs. In 2012, a practical approach to diagnosing malnutrition became available and is shedding light on the problem. The strategy is based on our current understanding of metabolism in disease states and is a structured bedside approach that uses clinical characteristics as markers and indicators of malnutrition. Learn the facts about the causes, definition, and incidence of malnutrition and how a team approach can dramatically improve outcomes in the malnourished.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to increase awareness of the role that protein-energy malnutrition plays in adult morbidity and mortality and to focus on the tasks required of the interprofessional team in preventing, diagnosing, and treating malnutrition. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the 2012 Academy/A.S.P.E.N. international Consensus guidelines and six characteristics of adult disease-related malnutrition
  • Discuss the risk factors for poor nutritional status and dehydration in older adults
  • Explain the linear progression of malnutrition in adults
  • Identify the physical symptoms of protein-energy and vitamin/mineral malnutrition
  • Demonstrate how a nutrition assessment can decrease the incidence of malnutrition
  • Propose tools and resources that can be used to reduce post-treatment malnutrition
  • Formulate a plan to increase interprofessional collaboration that can improve care and outcomes
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, nurses, and physicians.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/16/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/16/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/16/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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John T - Apopka, FL  ·  Dec 06, 2018
The material was relevant to clinical practice and necessary for patient care. It is often not included in the evaluation of patients, while physicians concentrate on acute medical problems.
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Brenda J - Ontario, CA  ·  Nov 19, 2018
Informative but more information than needed as a nurse
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Price: $24.00
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