Malnutrition in the Older Adult: Identification and Intervention in the Community Setting

Sep 19, 2022 11:00am ‐ Sep 19, 2022 12:00pm

Nutrition screening within the community for older adults continues to be a challenge despite tremendous advances through the years. This webinar will address nutrition screening (past, present and future) and will specifically address undernutrition in the aging adult. Available community intervention resources, which target undernutrition in the older adult population, will also be discussed.

Supported by Nestlé Health Science

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe past and present challenges in screening for undernutrition in the community dwelling adult and review how challenges have been addressed over the year
  • Identify key concepts of a successful nutrition screening process for undernutrition in the aging adult
  • Discuss strategies to improve nutrition interventions in older adults at nutrition risk in the community setting

Diagnosing Malnutrition in the Adult Patient: Updates on Current Approaches

Sep 20, 2022 11:00am ‐ Sep 20, 2022 12:15pm

This webinar was chosen as a platform for providing updates regarding the ASPEN 2022 Nutrition Assessment Survey, validation of the AND/ASPEN characteristics for diagnosing malnutrition, as well as discussing the practicalities of integration of the AND/ASPEN and GLIM criteria for diagnosing malnutrition into clinical practice.

Supported by BAXTER

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe nutrition assessment methods, the current state of practice, and implementation of these methods into clinical practice
  • Discuss the validation process, challenges, and current validation results for the AND/ASPEN malnutrition characteristics
  • Demonstrate practical methods for integrating the AND/ASPEN characteristics and GLIM Criteria in diagnosing malnutrition

Addressing and Standardizing Malnutrition from a Regulatory Perspective

Sep 21, 2022 11:00am ‐ Sep 21, 2022 12:00pm

As both malnutrition research and information related to malnutrition interventions evolve, it has been proposed that standardization of diagnosing, intervening, and monitoring is feasible and beneficial for patient outcomes. This webinar will discuss the Global Malnutrition Composite Score and what it means for current practice as well as the Canadian Malnutrition Standard in addressing malnutrition utilizing quality measures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the key components of the Global Malnutrition Composite Score and the impact on hospital malnutrition care performance
  • Explain how standardized scores can be used to identify gaps in assessing and treating malnutrition in acute care settings for quality improvement
  • Explain how implementation of standardization in addressing malnutrition may improve patient care and outcomes during hospitalizations and beyond

Applying Latest Findings from Notable Malnutrition Publications to Practice

Sep 22, 2022 11:00am ‐ Sep 22, 2022 12:00pm

This webinar will serve as a platform for selected researchers to expound on their notable, cutting-edge publications from 2021-2022 relating to the characteristics and factors of malnutrition with regard to diagnosing and outcomes of malnutrition within the adult and pediatric populations. It will also serve as a method for audience members to correspond with the authors on how these publications may be applicable to their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe differences in length of stay, readmission, and discharge destination between those with and those without malnutrition
  • Identify factors present upon admission into the Pediatric ICU that are associated with decline in nutrition status and could be used as part of nutrition screening tool
  • List characteristics that are specific to starvation-related malnutrition, which may differ from inflammation-related malnutrition
  • Describe how the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition criteria have been utilized in published literature and how reported validation methods compare to published guidance

Challenges in Treating Malnutrition in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Hepatic and Renal Diseases

Sep 23, 2022 11:00am ‐ Sep 23, 2022 12:30pm

Treatment interventions for malnutrition differ depending on a patient’s disease state and age. In this webinar, two challenging disease states, hepatic and renal diseases, and the differences in treatment for malnutrition will be discussed. A focus on both adult and pediatric patients will be incorporated to highlight the differences in malnutrition management across the age spectrum in the setting of these two disease states.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the challenges in diagnosing malnutrition in adults with hepatic disease, specifically weight loss and body composition
  • Explain protein requirements and utilization for malnourished patients with renal disease undergoing hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy or with acute kidney injury
  • Identify unique components in treating malnourished pediatric patients with hepatic and renal disease