Identifying Paediatric Malnutrition: A Practical Approach to Screening Tools

Program Date: 7 October 2020
Publication Date: 6 May 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this UK hosted course, you’ll learn to define paediatric malnutrition and its prevalence in the UK; review the role of paediatric malnutrition screening tools in practice; evaluate the paediatric malnutrition screening tools currently available for identifying malnutrition; and more. Originally presented as a live webinar on October 7, 2020.

Course Objectives:

• Define paediatric malnutrition and its prevalence in the UK.
• Review the role of paediatric malnutrition screening tools in practice.
• Evaluate the paediatric malnutrition screening tools currently available for identifying malnutrition.
• Explore practical approaches on how to implement paediatric malnutrition screening tools in different clinical settings.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 3.1.3, 4.2.1, 8.3.4, 10.1.1
  • Run Time: 45

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Helen McCarthy, PhD, BSc (Hons), PGCHP (UK), RD (UK), APD (AUS), FHEA

Paediatric Dietitian and Senior Lecturer
Victoria University
Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Helen McCarthy is an experienced, Clinical Paediatric Dietitian having worked in this field for many years. She specializes in paediatric and neonatal nutrition support across a number of specialties. She also has expertise in adult nutrition support. Dr. McCarthy has experience teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Dietetics, Human Nutrition, and Sports/Exercise Nutrition. She was involved in the review of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Pre-registration Curriculum Framework (2013). She is a past Chair of the BDA Education Board. Dr. McCarthy’s research interests include the identification and management of malnutrition in children, adults and in older adults. She was the lead investigator in the development and validation of the Screening tool for the Assessment of Malnutrition in Paediatrics (STAMP). She also has an interest in nutrition education of healthcare professionals and is a member of the Need for Nutrition Education Programme, Australia and New Zealand Network.
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Rebecca Stevenson, MSc, RD

Medical Director, UK
Abbott Nutrition International
Maidenhead, UK
Rebecca Stevenson has served as the Medical Director of Abbott Nutrition UK since 2016. She has an extensive background in clinical nutrition, working as a Paediatric Dietitian specializing in liver, gastroenterology, neonatology, allergy, and general paediatrics at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; UCLH, Royal London and Royal Free NHS Trust. Additionally, she has worked as a paediatric and Sports Nutrition Dietitian in her own consultant business for several years prior to joining Abbott. She is a member of the British Dietetic Association and served on the research committee for 3 years. Volunteer experience includes serving as a volunteer mentor for Chiva Africa, as a member of the interdisciplinary team in Zwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa for HIV anti-retroviral roll out education.
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