Improving Patient Outcomes: Effectively Managing Malnutrition Risk After Discharge

Program Date: June 2013
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • List factors contributing to post–acute care undernutrition in adults, and the effect of malnutrition on patient outcomes.
  • Review discharge education methodologies for patients and families to improve nutrition plan adherence and decrease readmission risk.
  • Describe post–acute care follow-up methodologies to ensure nutrition plan adherence.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4010, 4190, 5010, 5090, 5100, 5390, 6030
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 51 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Jane V. White, PhD, RD, FADA, LDN

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family Medicine
Graduate School of Medicine/College of Medicine
University of Tennesee
Knoxville, TN

Jane White is an Emerita Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Graduate School of Medicine/College of Medicine, University of Tennessee. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans, LA; completed her dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA; and her doctorate at the University of Tennessee. She is a Past-President of the American Dietetic Association, now Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a Medallion and Copher Awards Recipient. Jane maintained a general clinical nutrition practice for 36 years. She is well versed in the prevention and treatment of common nutritional problems at all stages of life and in their multiple manifestations in the majority of clinical and community settings.

Nancy A. Stotts, RN, EdD, FAAN

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiological Nursing
University of California San Franciso
San Francisco, CA

Nancy Stotts is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiological Nursing at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She completed a John A Hartford Post-Doctoral Scholar in gerontological nursing. Dr. Stotts has taught in the doctoral and master’s nursing program at UCSF. Her research focuses on wounds and nutrition. In addition, she has had a clinical practice in care of patients with various types of wounds. Her work with professional and governmental groups has helped establish public policies in the area of pressure ulcer care and has set the agenda for future directions in research and patient care related to wound care and pressure ulcers. Dr. Stotts has published widely in nursing and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals.

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