Malnutrition Awareness Week Webinar
On the Fast Track with the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol
September 20, 2017
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET (Eastern Time)
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 prevention and treatment of malnutrition pre- and post-operatively in the surgical patient through the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol. It will also address the improvement in patient outcomes, barriers to patient compliance and utilization with in the United States.
1. Define ERAS and the development of the program
2. Explain the implementation process of ERAS in the surgical patient
3. Describe potential barriers to implementation within the healthcare system and individual patients
4. List strategies for increasing acceptance and adoption of the ERAS program with in the United States
Faculty and Topics
Paul Wischmeyer, MD, E.D.I.C, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Director of Perioperative Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Co-Director-Nutrition Support Service, Duke University Hospital, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NCL
Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN, New Albany, OH
CE Credit: 1 hour
The perfect complement to our Malnutrition Awareness Week programming is Improve Patient Outcomes: ASPEN’s Step-by-Step Guide to Addressing Malnutrition. This comprehensive resource offers care pathways, tools, quality measures, and other important resources.