Assessing Malnutrition in the Adult Population: The Role of the RDN
Thu March 31st: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
About This Webinar:
Registered dietitians are at the forefront of recognizing, diagnosing, and treating malnutrition in inpatient care. This is accomplished through appropriate screening, assessment (including the nutrition-focused physical exam), documentation, and providing nutrition interventions. This webinar provides information and tools to help with screening and assessing malnutrition in adults to identify those at risk.
1. Discuss the prevalence and identification of malnourished patients in clinical populations. 2. Discuss the registered dietitian’s role in the prevention and treatment of malnourished patients. 3. Apply the AND-ASPEN malnutrition criteria to patients in a clinical setting using case studies.
4. Identify key components of the Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam and perceived barriers in its utilization.
Julia McQueen, MPH, RD, LDN, CNSC
Julia is an inpatient clinical dietitian with six years of experience at two level 1 trauma centers in North Carolina. She has gained significant experience and training in the nutrition-focused physical exam and its application to malnutrition diagnoses. She has also developed a hands-on training experience and competency for a 40-dietitian department.