Combating Malnutrition in the Spanish Speaking Population: Available Programs and Resources
Despite increasing awareness 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 not just contained within the parameters of the hospital or in a certain population. It is also becoming a leading cause of hospital re-admissions for the aging individual across ethnic communities. Treatment and prevention programs are even more imperative now after changes in reimbursements related to the Health Care Reform Act. 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 malnutrition in the Spanish speaking population, both for providers and patients. Specifically, it will speak to treating malnutrition in modern times with a review of current programs and resources.
1. Examine the effects malnutrition has within the Spanish speaking population
2. Describe malnutrition in modern times with the changes in health care and the effects it has on costs
3. Identify malnutrition assessment and intervention resources available for the Spanish speaking community
Faculty and Topics
Malnutrition: The Same Old Problem in Modern Time
Isabel Correia, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Coordinator of the Nutrition Therapy Team, Alfa Institute of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Programs and Resources for the Spanish Speaking Patient and Caregiver
Antoinette M. Neal, RN, CRNI, CNSC, VA-BC, Clinical Infusion Nurse, Home Care Infusion Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Amanda Legro, MS, RD, Clinical Dietitian II, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
CE Credit: 1.5 hours