Nutrition and Wound Care: Why It Matters for Value-Based Healthcare

Program Date: 5 November 2020
Publication Date: 5 November 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify the role of nutrition in wound care; determine how nutrition in wound care is critical for various value-based healthcare settings; and review resources to implement nutrition-related quality improvement programs in various care settings.

Course Objectives:

•Identify the role of nutrition in wound care.
•Determine how nutrition in wound care is critical for various value-based healthcare settings, including acute care, skilled nursing/long-term care, home-health care, clinic-based care, and private practice.
•Review steps and resources to implement nutrition-related quality improvement programs in various care settings.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.3.1, 14.2.6
  • Run Time: 46

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN

President, CASE Software & Books
Greensboro, NC, USA
Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant to health care providers. She received her PhD in human nutrition from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her professional career has included clinical practice, university teaching, and business consulting. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and served on the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Work Groups on wound care and hydration. In 2018 she received the Academy’s Excellence in Practice Award for Consultation and Business Practice. She is currently the Immediate Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and serves as one of the NPUAP representatives on the International Clinical Practice Guidelines Governance Group.
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Sue Drawert, Med, RDN

Director, Government Affairs
Abbott
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Sue has worked in the nutrition, healthcare and device industries for over 25 years. She has her professional roots in hospital/clinical care, nutrition, and cardiovascular research. She has over 15 years of experience in global and US health policy, reimbursement and economics. Sue has successfully led a wide range of health policy and reimbursement initiatives associated with the development and commercialization of new and existing nutritional and medical technologies in the US and many countries around the globe.
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