Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition

(7.0 RN CE; 7.0 RD CPEU)

The World Health Organization reports that one-third of the global population suffers from malnutrition complications, like stunting, wasting, obesity, vitamin and mineral deficiency, and some non-communicable diseases. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of malnutrition in the communities you serve.


Enroll in these required courses

Enroll in and complete THREE required online self-study courses.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam - Part 1: Subcutaneous Fat and Muscle Loss

Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam - Part 1: Subcutaneous Fat and Muscle Loss


Nutrition Focused Physical Exam - Part 2: Micronutrients, Fluid Accumulation and Functional Status

This is part 2 of a 2-part course. In this course, you’ll discuss how to evaluate micronutrient deficiencies in adult patients; summarize the types and stages of edema; review how to conduct a hand grip strength assessment; and watch demonstrations on how to assess for micronutrient deficiencies and functional status.


Advancing Malnutrition Quality Improvement and Health Equity: Opportunities to Lead Change

In this course, the faculty will identify the role of malnutrition and quality care in health policy strategies; establish how the Global Malnutrition Composite Score (GMCS) measure can help RDN leaders to integrate quality improvement into nutrition care; and describe the impact of nutrition quality measures within health systems seeking to improve health outcomes and address social determinants of health. This program was originally presented live at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo on October 8, 2022.


Choose up to four electives

Select, enroll in and complete four of these electives.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.



Nutrition & Health Currents: Identification, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Malnutrition in Adult Hospitalized Patients: An Ethical Perspective

In this article, you’ll review the importance of the Nutrition Care Process in the diagnosis of malnutrition; describe how policies and protocols can alleviate delays in diagnosis and treatment; and review hypothetical ethical case scenarios.


Dietitians Driving Impact: Data on Improved Patient Care from the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii)

In this course, you’ll review best-in-class examples describing how to capture data from key nutrition interventions; describe the critical role of the dietitian in interdisciplinary teams; and discuss the evidence linking nutrition care delivery to improved patient outcomes. Originally presented at the 2019 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE).


Malnutrition Screening in Adults: Combining Evidence and Clinical Practice to Improve Patient Care

In this course, you’ll review the background and evolution of validated nutrition screening tools for adults; summarize new evidence; and discuss the use of these tools in real-world examples.


Adult Malnutrition in the Critical Care Setting: Utilizing Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam in the ICU

In this course, Michelle L. Schneider, MS, RD, CNSC, CCTD, FASPEN will identify the prevalence of adult malnutrition in the critical care setting; demonstrate how to apply the knowledge of nutrition-focused physical exam within the unique challenges of the critical care setting; review the characteristics for identifying adult malnutrition based on AND/ASPEN consensus; and discuss practice strategies (including nutrition intervention) for improved patient outcomes. Originally presented as a live webinar on December 7, 2022.


Malnutrition Screening in Patients with Obesity in the Hospital Setting

In this course, Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, RN, CSOWM, CDCES will discuss the concepts of weight stigma and the obesity paradox in critically ill patients; review the available screening and assessment methods suitable for critical care patients with obesity; and identify practical approaches for clinicians for early nutrition screening and assessment in the ICU. Originally presented as a live webinar on August 22, 2022.


Performing Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam via Telehealth in an Adult Outpatient Setting

In this course, Kasuen Mauldin, PhD, RD will demonstrate best practices related to technology for telehealth visits; apply nutrition-focused physical exams for adults via telehealth in an outpatient setting; and explain challenges related to telehealth and provide suggestions for solutions.


Live Events


Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (Live Course – 4-hour course)

See if this live event is available in your region.

Note: Attending an all-day program could provide the additional 2 hours of the 7 hours to receive a Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition.

Final Exam


The final exam is a capstone assessment of what you’ve learned through the course curriculum. Please take this exam only after you’ve completed all the courses in your curriculum.

Supplemental Materials


These materials aren’t required as part of your certificate of training, but we think they’ll play a helpful role in your clinical practice.


Infographic for HCPs: Addressing Malnutrition Across the Continuum of Care (in English and Spanish)


Infographic for HCPs: Better Integration of Malnutrition Care into Care Transitions is Necessary


Infographic for HCPs: Why Maintaining Muscle Matters


Video for HCPs: Screening for Malnutrition, by Dr Paul Wischmeyer


Video for HCPs: The Malnutrition Inflammation Score, by Dr Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

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Abbott Nutrition’s Provider Statement for Nursing CEs:

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP 11213.

Abbott Nutrition’s Provider Statement for Dietitian CPEUs:

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (RO002), is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

In addition to completing an online evaluation, participants of our programs can provide feedback directly to CDR.


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