Malnutrition Alert! How to Improve Patient Outcomes
by Instructor: Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND
Credentialed for: Psychology Continuing Education | ContinuingEducation.com

$32.00

i 2.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND, is the regional clinical nutrition manager for Providence Health and Services, Portland, Ore., and owner of MySurgeryPlate LLC. Terese was a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics work group that in 2012 designed and released the Consensus Statement on malnutrition jointly with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She served on the first Nutrition Informatics task force with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was honored in 2011 as outstanding dietitian of the Year, the highest award given by the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD60267
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-03-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-10-16
  • Learning Objectives:

    Demonstrate how a nutrition assessment can decrease the incidence of malnutrition; 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; Formulate a plan to increase interprofessional collaboration that can improve care and outcomes ; Identify the physical symptoms of protein-energy and vitamin/mineral malnutrition; Propose tools and resources that can be used to reduce post-treatment malnutrition
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Health Educators; 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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