Please note: CE credits are not available for recorded Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM sessions.
Monday's webinar will speak directly to the changing nutritional needs and resources as a patient moves from the acute care setting to the home setting.
Tuesday's webinar will address malnutrition in patients with cancer secondary to the disease and minimizing unwanted side effects from chemotherapy/radiation.
This Malnutrition Awareness Week event is a combined effort between ASPEN and the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS). Nutrition professionals recognize that team-based practice is needed to identify and address multifactorial malnutrition yet engaging the multidisciplinary team in nutrition care activities is limited. CNS via the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force has successfully implemented a broad-based nutrition screening, diagnosis, and treatment program and have engaged the multidisciplinary team in nutrition care. Similarly, the Systematized, Interdisciplinary Malnutrition Program for Implementation and Evaluation (SIMPLE) in Australia has modified nutrition care process roles by increasing delegation, skill sharing, and systems-based interventions for inpatients screened 'at risk' of malnutrition. This has demonstrated more timely and efficient inpatient nutrition interventions, improved patient reported outcomes and experience measures, has supported dietitians to meet increased service demand associated with improved screening practices. These examples of how improvements in care process can be achieved will be of interest to webinar attendees.
Wednesday's webinar will speak to the association between malnutrition and pediatric feeding disorders. It will also address multi-disciplinary interventions to address these issues.
Thursday's webinar will speak directly to implementation of nutrition interventions in a malnourished patient by a multidisciplinary approach.
Friday's webinar will address the association between malnutrition and food insecurity. It will also provide information on community resources.