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Course Overview

You probably are aware that malnutrition can increase morbidity and mortality, but did you know that malnutrition can increase readmissions, medical costs, and even falls? Poor nutrition status is associated with increased length of hospital stay, elevated risk of complications, and infections. Unfortunately, it is not always identified, formally diagnosed, or treated. Learn the facts about the causes, definition, and incidence of malnutrition and how an interprofessional team approach can dramatically improve outcomes.

About the Course Author

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Wendy Lee Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND has worked for several years in clinical nutrition management in California, Virginia, and Utah. Her clinical experience includes acute care, rehabilitation, and long-term care facilities. She is a nutrition support specialist, a certified lactation educator, and a nutrition wound care clinician. She has volunteered in several positions for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to advocate for consumer protection and access to the best nutrition care for those in her community. She now works as a regional vice president for Morrison Healthcare, supporting hospital food service teams and continuing work in her local communities to address social determinants of health. Wendy Lee Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (18 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.50HOURS


    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.50HOURS


    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.50HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    1.50HOURS


    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-MIPO
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and criteria for diagnosing adult malnutrition.; Outline the process for nutrition screening, nutrition assessment, and interprofessional collaboration to improve care outcomes related to malnutrition.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Prevalence of Malnutrition
    Complications of Malnutrition
    Criteria for Diagnosis
    Section 4: Nutrition Screening
    The First Step in Identifying Malnutrition
    Types of Nutrition Screening
    Risk Factors That Require a Nutrition Consult
    Darby
    Section 5: Nutrition Assessment
    Assessing Weight Change
    Food and Nutrition History: Assessing Food Intake
    Assessing Biochemical Data
    Nutrition Focused Physical Exam
    Functional Assessment
    Section 6: Malnutrition Documentation and Coding
    Clarifying Through Documentation
    Documentation and Diagnosis Challenges
    Determining Malnutrition Type
    Impact of Illness, Injury, and Inflammation
    Chronic Disease-Related Malnutrition
    Starvation-Related Malnutrition (Social or Environmental)
    Weight Bias
    Avoiding Missed Opportunities
    Course Summary
    Section 7: Clinical Vignette
    Darby
    Section: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.