VASPEN Nutrition Support Update 2018

VASPEN18-4 - Patillo Donald Lecture - Getting a Grip! Handgrip Examination in Clinical Practice

Oct 12, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Oct 12, 2018 5:30pm



  • Participants will be able to describe the history and applications of hand grip strength measurement as both a clinical and research instrument which supplies relevant clinical information and brings value in evaluation of individuals and populations at risk for malnutrition and sarcopenia 
  • Apply hand grip strength examination methodology and assessment in clinical practice as a functional measurement of the nutrition diagnosis protein-calorie malnutrition 
  • Learn the ASHD methodology, patient and examiner positions, practice basics as seated, and documentation of results 
  • List resources that support competent performance of the examination


  • Terese M. Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND, Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager, Providence Health & Services

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