Using Outcomes Data to Advocate for the Nutrition Care Process

Program Date: 3 November 2017
Publication Date: 17 - 18 August 2017
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU Hours, 1.0 Case Manager

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss how to generate a data-driven business cases to advocate for appropriate dietitian staffing levels
  • Review how data can be used to support the NCP and to advocate for nutrition services along the continuum of care
  • Describe how to create and implement data collection tools at the facility level
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 1000,1065,7010,9010
  • Performance Indicators: 3.2.1, 3.2.5, 5.1.1, 6.2.4
  • Media Format(s): Video
  • Run Time: 36:32

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Alison L. Steiber, PhD, RDN

Associate Director, Clinical Operations
Department of Food and Nutrition Services
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Dr. Alison Steiber is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Chief Science Officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As Chief Science Officer, Dr. Steiber leads the 12-person Research, International, and Scientific Affairs team in both research efforts, including: conducting comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews and outcomes research. Additionally, Dr. Steiber overseas the Academy’s international efforts, the development of evidence-based practice guidelines, malnutrition research, standardized language, and the research fellowship program. Dr. Steiber holds an adjunct faculty position at Case Western Reserve University and prior to the Academy was Director of the Coordinated Dietetic Internship. She is an author on dozens of scientific research papers and represents the Academy at key research, scientific and/or policy conferences. Dr. Steiber completed her Dietetic Internship and received her Masters of Science in Dietetics at the University of Kansas Medical Center and her Doctorate in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University.

Bridget R. Drapeaux, MA, RDN, LD

Associate Director, Clinical Operations
Department of Food and Nutrition Services
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Bridget Drapeaux is an Associate Director of Clinical Operations in the Department of Food and Nutrition Services at the University of Iowa Health Care in Iowa City, Iowa. Her responsibilities include overseeing patient room service and kitchen production areas, as well as the Clinical Dietitians and Diet Clerks. Bridget has worked at UI Health Care for the past 10 years. She completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State University, and completed her internship at UI Healthcare and her Master’s degree at the University of Iowa. Bridget and her team have been working on malnutrition clinical documentation improvement since 2014.


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