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Incorporating Nutrition-Focused Physical Exams into Practice

Thu July 28th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

A nutrition-focused physical exam (NFPE) is a key component of the RDN’s assessment. It helps identify patients with malnutrition and at risk for malnutrition and identifies potential vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Incorporating NFPE is an essential skill for RDNs. This webinar provides professionals with tips to improve their NFPE skills, enabling them to provide improved interventions and patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how A.S.P.E.N./Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Physical Findings criteria assist with diagnosing patients with malnutrition
  • Detect muscle and subcutaneous fat losses
  • Discuss malnutrition’s overlap with cachexia, frailty, and sarcopenia
  • Recognize physical findings related to micronutrient deficiencies
  • Evaluate hydration status


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Dr. Jillian Wanik

Dr. Jiliian Wanik, DCN, RDN, CD/N
Assistant Professor in Residence
Director, Dietetic Internship Program
Department of Allied Health Sciences
University of Connecticut

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

1.0 CPEU for RDNs and NDTRs

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