Malnutrition Awareness Week 2017

WEB170919 - A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Increasing Awareness of Enteral Nutrition in the Pediatric Patient: A Provider and Parent Perspective

Sep 19, 2017 4:00pm ‐ Sep 19, 2017 5:30pm

Standard: $39.00
Members: $19.00


Despite increasing awareness and diagnosing of malnutrition and its effects, one in three patients continue to be malnourished with an annual cost of $156.7 billion for disease-related malnutrition in the U.S. across eight diseases. Malnutrition is now also becoming a leading cause of hospital re-admissions and increased health care costs. Thus, treatment and prevention programs are now even more imperative. The purpose of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to continue to raise awareness of malnutrition and its negative effects on individuals and health care costs. In addition, Malnutrition Awareness Week activities intend, to provide specific strategies for addressing and implementing programs and resources to combat malnutrition within the hospital and community settings. This webinar will address the feasbility of providing cost effective oral nutrition supplements (ONS) to malnourished patients in the hospital and how standardization of administration can improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Define inadequate oral intake and provide examples of etiology in childre
  2. Describe how inadequate oral intake can lead to malnutrition
  3. Explain the psychological dynamics involved for caregivers in deciding to initiate and discontinue enteral nutrition
  4. Describe how initiation and discontinuation of enteral nutrition has a greater success rate when completed with a multi-disciplinary feeding team



  • Traci Nagy, Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, Merrick, NY 11566

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