WEB180924 - Diagnosing Malnutrition in the Obese Patient: A General Approach
Sep 24, 2018 4:00pm
‐ Sep 24, 2018 5:00pm
This year’s Malnutrition Awareness Week will be focused on the nutrition screening process and diagnosing malnutrition within specialty populations. The programs will also address continued treatment of malnourished individuals after discharge. This webinar will address the misunderstanding of how an obese patient can be malnourished despite not presenting as the stereotypical cachectic malnourished individual. It will also detail the process of assessment and diagnosing of malnutrition in this population.
Explain how an obese patient can still be malnourished
Provide examples of challenges or obstacles in identifying malnutrition in obese patients
Define how the nutrition assessment may be different for obese patients, including the assessment process.
List components of the NFPE which are more or less specific to the obese patient
MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC,
Nutrition Support Dietitian,
Pharmacy, Vidant Medical Center, Winterville, NC
RD, Master's Candidate,
Nutritional Services, Mather Hospital at Northwell Health, Medford, NY
MS, RDN, CSG, LD,
Clinical Nutrition Manager,
Nutrition & Food Services, Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, Edmond, OK