The Magic of Nutrition: Collaborative Strategies to Improve Outcomes

Program Date: September 2014
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Description:

This program was originally presented at The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida on September 13, 2014. Participants who already received credit for the live event cannot obtain credit again for this online version.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the nutrition screening process and how patients are identified as “at risk” for malnutrition
  • Review evidence for nutrition intervention and patient outcomes/reduction in readmissions
  • Discuss continuity of nutritional care from acute to post-acute settings (discharge)
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5010, 5090, 5440
  • Media Format(s): Audio (English)
  • Run Time: 46 minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE

Director, Nutrition Systems, University of Virginia Health Systems

Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager, Morrison Healthcare

Wendy Phillips is a Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager for Morrison Healthcare, and currently the President of the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Most of her dietetics career has been spent in pediatric and adult nutrition support in California and Virginia. She manages 48 RDs in her own health system, and has the pleasure to work with RDs at hospitals throughout the east coast for her regional role with Morrison Healthcare.

Andie Melendez, MSN, RN, CHTP, HTCP

Clinical Nurse Specialist

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Andie Melendez brings 35 years of acute care clinical experience to her current role as Clinical Nurse Specialist for Acute Care at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Baltimore Maryland. She is a former chair of the AMSN Clinical Practice Committee and is currently the AMSN Associate Representative to the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition. Andie has a passion for patient centered care, and for identifying and developing a treatment plan for nutrition at the first and every contact for each patient we assess throughout the continuum of care. By addressing nutrition at first contact, we have the best chance to return each patient to their highest quality of life. Together with Wendy, let’s explore the Magic of Nutrition, and the collaborative strategy opportunities we have to improve our patient outcome


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