Optimal Nutrition Care to Improve Outcomes for Oncology Patients

Program Date: 8 October 2020
Publication Date: 8 October 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify the prevalence and impact of poor nutrition in oncology patients; describe how good nutrition and side effect management benefits oncology patients; and discuss how early and regular nutrition intervention plays an integral role in improving patient outcomes.

Course Objectives:

•Identify the prevalence and impact of poor nutrition in oncology patients.
•Describe how good nutrition and side effect management benefits oncology patients.
•Discuss the importance of nutrition screening and highlight how early and regular nutrition intervention plays an integral role in improving oncology patient outcomes.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 8.3.4, 10.1.1
  • Run Time: 55

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Jyoti Benjamin, MS, RD, CSO, CD, FAND

Clinical Dietitian
Kaiser Permanente
Bellevue, WA, USA
Jyoti Benjamin is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a certified specialist in Oncology Nutrition, with a Masters in Foods and Nutrition is currently working as a clinical dietitian at Kaiser Permanente, Bellevue, WA. She also has a telehealth company “Choice Nutrition”. Jyoti has over 25 years of experience and has worked in India and New Zealand. Jyoti is also a Member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oncology Practice group of the Academy, currently volunteering as the treasurer to the group. Jyoti has recently completed her work with pancreatic cancer patients, a research project at Virginia Mason Medical Center.
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Annette Quinn, MSN, RN

Program Manager, Radiation Oncology
University of Pittsburg Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Annette Quinn has worked in oncology for over 25years. She obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University. With vast experience in medical and radiation oncology as well as bone marrow transplant, Annette has a passion for improving quality of life in cancer patients and has focused a lot of her research in the study and treatment of oral mucositis. She currently works as a Program Manager for radiation oncology where she develops and implements programs and treatments that lead to better treatment outcomes for oncology patients.
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