Essential Lean Body Mass: Vital for Life, Recovery and Healing.

Continuing Education Units: Nurse 1.0 Contact Hours

This presentation will highlight the vital functions of lean body mass and explore the causes of lean mass decline.  The mechanisms of sarcopenia, cachexia and wasting will be discussed, compared and contrasted.  In addition, the participant will learn about ways to identify iindividuals who have lost lean body mass with use of clinical and functional indicators.

Program Objectives:
At the end of this session, the attendee should be able to:

*  Describe lean body mass and physiological roles of lean body mass.

* Describe the mechanisms and consequences of loss of lean body mass.

* Compare and contrast sarcopenia, cachexia and wasting.

* Define clinical and functional indicators of the loss of lean body mass.

NOTE: This course is offered in multiple formats. Those who attended the Essential Lean Body Mass Webinar in Fall 2009 or as a group program facilitated by an Abbott Nutrition Representative can not receive additional credit for participating in the self-study program.

Faculty Name:
Tracy Smith, PhD, RD, LD
Manager, Science Programs
Abbott Nutrition Health Institute


Dr. Tracy Smith is Manager of Science Programs at the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Dr. Smith obtained two degrees from Ohio University: a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and a Master of Science in nutrition, and went on to obtain a PhD in human nutrition from The Ohio State University. 

Prior to joining Abbott Nutrition, Dr. Smith was Director and Assistant Professor of dietetics at Zane State College, a lecturer in the nutrition department at The Ohio State University, and adjunct faculty in the school of nursing at Capital University. In addition, her clinical background includes work in intensive and cardiac care as well as diabetes and oncology. She also developed and conducted community wellness and nutrition programs, including adult and child weight management and hospital-based fitness programs. Dr. Smith is a frequent speaker and lecturer for Abbott Nutrition.

Media Format(s): Video

Continuing Education Units:
Nurse 1.0 Contact Hours / Expiration Date: March 13, 2012
Dietitian 1 CPEU

CDR Level: II

CDR Suggested Learning Codes:  2070, 2110, 3030, 4190, 5050, 5090, 5100

Dr. Smith

*at no charge