Assessing Growth and Nutritional Status

Program Date: 27 October 2017
Publication Date: 1 March 2017
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU Hours

Course Description:

This course describes differences between underweight, growth stunting, growth faltering, wasting and failure-to-thrive. It also reviews strategies for measuring pediatric growth and assessing nutritional status, and practices selection and use of growth charts to evaluate nutritional well-being.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe differences between underweight, growth stunting, growth faltering, wasting and failure-to-thrive.
  • Review strategies for measuring pediatric growth and assessing nutritional status.
  • Practice selection and use of growth charts to evaluate nutritional well-being.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3000,3030,5070
  • Performance Indicators: 10.2.1,10.2.3,10.2.4
  • Media Format(s): video
  • Run Time: 23:48

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Marion Margaret Aw, MD

Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr. Aw’s areas of focus include childhood nutrition, liver disease, and liver transplantation. She also has a successful multidisciplinary feeding difficulties clinic and is supporting the writing of the ‘growth monitoring guidelines’ in Singapore for the College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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