Training Program in Adult Nutrition

(RN 7.0 CE; RD 7.0 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 FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

Enroll in and complete THREE foundational 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

This is part 1 of a 2-part course. In this part, Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN and Ashley Bronston, MS, RDN, LDN will review the prevalence of malnutrition; discuss how to evaluate muscle and fat losses in adult patients; and demonstrate how to assess changes in body composition using the nutrition-focused physical exam.

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

This is part 2 of a 2-part course. In this part, Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN and Ashley Bronston, MS, RDN, LDN will 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 demonstrate how to assess for micronutrient deficiencies and functional status.

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Transforming Healthcare Delivery: Leveraging the Global Malnutrition Composite Score for Quality Improvement, Health Equity, and Patient Outcomes

In this course, the faculty will identify the four basic steps of malnutrition care quality improvement and how to advocate to hospital administration that improved malnutrition care promotes health equity; describe at least three strategies and two resources that can be used to integrate the Global Malnutrition Composite Score (GMCS) measure into your hospital’s electronic health record; and list at least two ways the GMCS can be used to help identify and address roadblocks to effective clinical malnutrition care and successful patient transitions to post-acute care. Originally presented live at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo on October 7, 2023.

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CHOOSE 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.

Addressing Weight Stigma in the Healthcare Setting

In this course, Laura Andromalos, MS, RN, RD, CSOWM, CDCES will discuss the concepts of weight stigma and the obesity paradox; discuss respectful language guidelines; and review how healthcare professionals can address weight stigma. Originally presented as a live webinar on July 18, 2023.

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Adapting the Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam to Identify Adult Malnutrition in Critically Ill Patients with Obesity

In this course, Michelle Schneider, MS, RD, CNSC, CCTD, FASPEN will review elements of a nutrition-focused physical exam in the intensive care unit; describe manifestations of muscle and fat loss in patients with obesity; identify common skin and mouth conditions in patients with obesity; and discuss how to interpret clinical findings with the context of obesity. Originally presented as a live webinar on July 18, 2023.

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

In this article, Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND will highlight the importance of the Nutrition Care Process for patients diagnosed with malnutrition; describe how well-defined policies and protocols can alleviate delays in diagnosing and implementing treatment of malnutrition; and review hypothetical ethical case scenarios that reflect potential clinical situations.

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

In this course, Annalynn Skipper, PhD, RDN, FADA, CNSC and Anne Coltman, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC will review the background and evolution of validated malnutrition screening tools for adults; summarize new evidence on validated malnutrition screening tools by health care setting; and discuss the use of validated malnutrition screening tools through real-world examples and clinical practice.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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