Hospital Malnutrition: nutritionDay Results Around the Globe and Providing Optimal Care for Your Patients - Part 1

Program Date: April 2018
Publication Date: 23 January 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In Part 1, you’ll discuss the prevalence of malnutrition and its impact on hospital outcomes; learn about the nutritionDay worldwide initiative; and review worldwide nutritionDay results.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the prevalence of malnutrition and its impact on hospital outcomes.
  • Provide an overview and history of the nutritionDay worldwide initiative.
  • Review worldwide nutritionDay results.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3000, 5010, 5285, 9020
  • Performance Indicators: 6.3.1, 6.3.9, 8.1.5
  • Run Time: 46:00

Course Instructor Bio(s)


Professor Dr. Michael Hiesmayr

Division Head of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Anesthesia & Intensive Care Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Professor Dr. Heismayr has been the Project Director of nutritionDay in the European Intensive Care Units since 2007. He is currently serving as Division Head of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria. Professor Dr. Heismayr has contributed to 182 publications and has served in many international leadership and academic roles. His international leadership roles include Past-President of the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), Founder/Chairman Section of Perioperative Intensive Care (POIC) at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and Chairman Section on Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition at ESICM. In Austria, Professor Dr. Heismayr currently serves as Delegate of the Medical University Vienna to the National Nutrition Commission (NEK) and Workgroup Leader for Institutional Nutrition of the NEK (AG-KRAPF).


Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Nutrition Support Team Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Ohio, USA

Ainsley Malone is a Dietitian member of the Nutrition Support Team at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in the management of critically ill patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms. Malone serves as a Clinical Practice Consultant to the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) and has given international, national and local presentations on many nutrition topics including malnutrition. In addition to her clinical practice activities, Ms. Malone has served ASPEN in many capacities including Chair of the Malnutrition Committee and as President in 2013. She also was ASPEN’s representative to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Malnutrition Workgroup.


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