Diagnosing Malnutrition in the Obese Patient: A General Approach

Sep 24, 2018 04:00pm -
Sep 24, 2018 05:00pm

Event Description

Malnutrition Awareness Week Webinar

Diagnosing Malnutrition in the Obese Patient: A General Approach 
September 24, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET (Eastern Time

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.

Learning Objective
1.    Explain how an obese patient can still be malnourished
2.    Provide examples of challenges or obstacles in identifying malnutrition in obese patients 
3.    Define how the nutrition assessment may be different for obese patients, including the assessment process

4.    List components of the NFPE which are more or less specific to the obese patient 

Faculty and Topics
Malnutrition and the Obese Patient in the Hospital Setting: The Hidden Issue
Anna Burrowes, RD, Master's Candidate, Registered Dietitian, Nutritional Services, Mather Hospital at Northwell Health, Medford, NY


Nutrition Focused Physical Exam of the Obese Patient: Putting it into Practice 
Sara Perdue, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Nutrition & Food Services, Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, Edmond, OK


Stephanie Cutrell, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Pharmacy, Vidant Medical Center, Winterville, NC


Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-18-080-L01-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

This program is supported in part by GE Healthcare

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Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Sep 20, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Sep 21, 2018 and ends on Sep 22, 2018.
Late registration starts on Sep 23, 2018.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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