Connecting Nurses with Nutrition and Quality Improvement

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Program Date: March 2015

Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU
 
Course Objectives:

• Discuss hospital-based malnutrition and its impact on healthcare costs and complications

• Describe a quality improvement, inter-professional approach to embed timely initiation of nutritional support in the nursing plan of care

• Identify ways to demonstrate measurable results of a quality improvement project

Faculty Name:
Anita J. Meehan, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, FGNA
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology
NICHE Program Director
Akron General Medical Center, Akron Ohio

Bio:
Anita Meehan is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Akron General Medical Center. She serves as a member of the National Gerontological Nurses Association and the Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association. Anita is the founding member and Ambassador of the International Collaboration of Orthopaedic Nursing. Anita is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. She has been a part of many research, publication and presentation endeavors advancing the areas of orthopaedic and trauma nursing with particular focus on fragility hip fractures in older adults.


CDR Level: 1

Suggested Learning Codes: 5010, 5090, 5100, 5440, 4190

Media Format(s): Audio (English)

Run Time: 49 minutes

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