WEBINAR: Malnutrition Awareness:Making Optimal Nutrition a National Standard

Sep 17, 2014 04:00pm -
Sep 17, 2014 05:30pm

Event Description

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM eastern

Making Optimal Nutrition a National Standard



Malnutrition Awareness Week will be held September 15th-19th, 2014. This is the third annual A.S.P.E.N. Malnutrition Awareness Week Program. Malnutrition is common in hospitalized patients in the United States (US), and it is associated with unfavorable outcomes including higher infection rates, poor wound healing, longer lengths of stay, and higher frequency of readmission. Not unexpectedly, these outcomes are associated with increased costs. In some studies, 30-50% of patients become malnourished, often during a hospital stay. The purpose of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and intervening earlier and for the public to realize that they need to ask about their nutrition status and advocate for optimal nutrition care as much as possible.)



The focus of this year’s Malnutrition Awareness Week is focused on the consumer and how we can bring more attention to their experience in relation to malnutrition/long-term enteral nutrition or parenteral nutrition. In this webinar Ms. Malone and Dr. Patel will share their vision to make malnutrition a national patient safety standard. In addition, Kris Mogensen will be the moderator.


1.              Describe the impact of malnutrition on patient outcomes and health economics.

2.                 Outline the action plan to include malnutrition in healthcare safety and quality goals at the national level.

3.                   Formulate three steps to inform interdisciplinary team members about malnutrition including institutional administrators.


Faculty and Topics

Malnutrition Awareness: It’s About Improving Outcomes

Vihas Patel, MD, FACS, CNSC, Director, Metabolic Support Service Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


Malnutrition Awareness: It’s About Patient Safety and Quality

Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, CNSC, LD, Nutrition Support Team, Pharmacy Dept, Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, OH



Kris Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Nutrition, Boston, MA


UAN: 0216-0000-14-118-L04-P

Learning Level: Intermediate

Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Sep 14, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Sep 15, 2014 and ends on Sep 16, 2014.
Late registration starts on Sep 17, 2014.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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