Improving Patient Outcomes: Comprehensively Addressing Malnutrition in the Hospital

Program Date: 11 December 2012
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the role/evidence of quality nutrition intervention in improving outcomes.
  • Describe a model of care coordination utilizing RN, RD, and MD skill sets.
  • Demonstrate how nutrition can improve quality care through efficient care plan approaches.
  • Discuss methods to account for special patient needs where alternate or additional nutritional interventions are required.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2070, 3000, 3005, 3010, 3020, 3090, 5000, 5010, 5090, 5100, 5440
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 51 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Annalynn Skipper, PhD, RD, FADA

Chariperson, Commission on Dietetic Revistraion
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Annalynn Skipper is an expert registered dietitian dedicated to advancing nutrition practice. She possesses more than 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition in acute and long term care settings. She is currently owner of Annalynn Skipper and Associations and provides consulting, mentoring and resources to other dietitians and the organizations that employ them. Here specialties include evidence based nutrition practice, nutrition care process, nutrition intervention and efficacy, scope and standards of nutrition practice, competency development and assessment, data capture and analysis, and expert legal case review. Past experiences include Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Care Manual at the American Dietetic Association. Nutrition Support Service Co-Director; MS. Internship Director; and Associate Professor at Rush University Medical Center, and Nutrition Support Coordinator at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Skipper received her PhD in nutrition from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Paul Wischmeyer, MD

Director of Nutrition Support
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Denver, CO

Paul Wischmeyer, PhD, MD is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he also serves as the Associate-Chair of Clinical and Translational Research and the Director of Nutrition Therapy Services. He recently completed his term as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Wischmeyer’s clinical focus is on Intensive Care Medicine and Nutrition Therapy. His research focus is translational research in the field of nutritional pharmacology. Dr. Wischmeyer’s laboratory, the Translational PharmacoNutrition and Pharmacology Laboratory (TPN Lab) performs research ranging from basic mechanistic cell work to large-scale multi-center clinical trials in the field of acute care nutrition. Further, he has spent the past 20 years on research into the protective effect of glutamine and other nutrients in critical illness and surgery. Dr. Wischmeyer was recently awarded the Stanley Dudrick Research Scholar Award by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrtition and The Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Parenteral Nutrition Society (IPENEMA) for significant contributions to the field of parenteral nutrition.


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