Malnutrition Alert! How to Improve Patient Outcomes  - RD60267

Malnutrition Alert! How to Improve Patient Outcomes

by Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND
RD60267
(4.6 / 77 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

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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.
 
Dietitians/nutritionists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3005, 3010, 3020,  and performance indicators of 10.2.1, 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.8. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

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. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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KATHRYN N - Southside, AL  ·  Jun 03, 2019
Very useful in helping to launch malnutrition protocol
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Diane K - Trinity, FL  ·  May 16, 2019
very good infirmation and very realistic info
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MARY K - Mokena, IL  ·  Apr 30, 2019
Good review to support practice in acute care setting
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Valerie B - Woodridge, IL  ·  Apr 27, 2019
Good explanation of malnutrition criteria and explanation of why albumin is NOT a nutritional indicator but rather an inflammation indicator.
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Sarah G - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Apr 24, 2019
This course was a review of malnutrition information we have been continuously learning about and practicing.
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