Strengthening Health Outcomes in the Community Population - Part 1: Recognizing Patients at Nutritional Risk

Program Date: June 2018
Publication Date: 29 June 2018
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the prevalence and definition of poor nutrition; discuss the evidence and guidelines for nutrition intervention in the community; and learn to recognize patients at risk for poor nutrition in the community.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the prevalence and definition of poor nutrition.
  • Discuss the evidence and guidelines for nutrition intervention in the community setting.
  • Recognize patients at risk for poor nutrition in the community.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3000, 3020, 5090, 5285
  • Performance Indicators: 8.2.2, 8.3.1, 10.1.1, 10.1.3
  • Run Time: 43:45

Course Instructor Bio(s)


Abby C. Sauer, MPH, RD

Senior Manager, Scientific & Medical Affairs
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH, USA

Abby Sauer joined Abbott Nutrition in 1999 and currently is a Senior Manager in the External Engagement team within Scientific and Medical Affairs. Her team drives public health policy through cross-functional strategies, initiatives, and partnerships to build scientific leadership and visibility of Abbott Nutrition. Her areas of expertise include malnutrition; nutrition screening, assessment, and intervention; and geriatric nutrition. She has delivered many scientific presentations and publications on key nutrition topics including lean body mass, malnutrition and readmissions. Prior to joining Abbott Nutrition, Abby worked as a clinical dietitian in a variety of healthcare settings. She provided medical nutrition therapy to hospital patients including medical-surgical patients, ICU patients, and oncology patients, as well as outpatient nutrition counseling for patients with diabetes and gestational diabetes. Abby earned her BS in dietetics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and completed her dietetic internship at Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a Master’s in Public Health from The Ohio State University.

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Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP 11213.

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Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (RO002), is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

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