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NUTRITION & HEALTH CURRENTS: UTILIZING THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM TO OPTIMIZE NUTRITION CARE IN PATIENTS WITH CANCER

In this article, Rhone M Levin, MEd, RDN, CSO, LD, FAND, Liz LeFevre, MHS, RD, CSO, LD, and Jeannine Mills, MS, RDN, CSO, LD, discuss challenges to providing optimal nutrition care to oncology patients; describe the importance of early nutrition intervention and how it can benefit the oncology patient; define the role and responsibility of registered dietitian nutritionists on the multidisciplinary care team; and identify ways to expand oncology nutrition programs through a multidisciplinary team approach.

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GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE ON MALNUTRITION (GLIM): A CONSENSUS REPORT FROM THE GLOBAL NUTRITION COMMUNITY

In this course, Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCP, explain the definition, prevalence and impact of malnutrition in adult patients; review expert group guidelines on malnutrition diagnosis, including the new GLIM consensus; and summarize next steps for the GLIM consensus and how clinicians can utilize the consensus within their practice. Originally presented as a live webinar on 20 May, 2021.

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REMOTE CONSULTATIONS: PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

In this course by consumer behavior consultant Philip Graves, you’ll learn calming tactics for anxious parents and patients; discuss the value of patient information and how to maximize its impact; and review how to use remote consultations.

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NOURISH THE MUSCLE: IMPACT CLINICAL OUTCOMES ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE

In this course, Ione De Brito-Ashurst, PhD, RD, will review nutrition guidelines and recommendations related to recovery; describe the relationship between muscle and protein intake; and translate scientific evidence and literature into clinical practice.

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OPTIMAL NUTRITION CARE TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR ONCOLOGY PATIENTS

In this course, you’ll identify the prevalence and impact of poor nutrition in oncology patients; describe how good nutrition and side effect management benefits oncology patients; and discuss how early and regular nutrition intervention plays an integral role in improving patient outcomes.

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PEDIATRIC TUBE FEEDING AND CARE

In this course, you’ll identify children that may require tube feeding; recognize influencing factors for proper tube selection and placement; discuss nutritional challenges; and review how to care for the tube feeding site.

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MANAGING CHILDHOOD FOOD ALLERGIES DURING THE 2020 COVID PANDEMIC

In this course, you’ll identify the occurrence and presentation of COVID-19 in paediatric populations based on current data; review the potential implications of COVID-19 on food allergic patients and food allergy management; and discuss learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally presented as a live webinar on 28 May 2020.

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THE ALLERGIC CHILD: SHARING INSIGHTS FOR REMOTE MANAGEMENT

In this course, you’ll identify the need for remote allergy clinics and the difference between a remote and onsite consultation; review key components of taking an allergy focused history; discuss practical tips for remote consultations; and evaluate the potential future of virtual allergy clinics. Originally presented as a live webinar on May 18, 2020.

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MEASURING MUSCLE, STRENGTH AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE IN AGING ADULTS

In this course, you’ll review current guidelines and recommendations for diagnosing sarcopenia; highlight various measurements and assessments to muscle mass, strength and physical performance; and watch live demonstrations. Participants will need to complete the required reading prior to viewing the video program to obtain credit.

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UTILIZING CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING DATA TO IMPROVE DIABETES CARE

In this course, you’ll learn about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) reports; discuss the value of real-time glucose trend information; review best practice tips for clinicians; and review examples of how CGM reports can guide patient action.

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MEASURES TO IDENTIFY PEDIATRIC MALNUTRITION: INTRODUCTION TO MID-UPPER ARM CIRCUMFERENCE AND Z-SCORES

In this course, you’ll describe the validity of the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) measurement; review z-score calculations and how to interpret results; and watch how to accurately take MUAC measurements in pediatric practice. Originally presented at the 2020 Growth Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

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NUTRITION NEEDS OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH MALNUTRITION AND FALTERING GROWTH

In this course, you’ll define malnutrition; characterize the role of the dietitian and other health care professionals in assessing nutrition requirements; describe the impact of specific conditions on nutrition requirements; and discuss expectations for catch-up growth. Originally presented at the 2020 Growth Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

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COMPARISON OF ASPEN/SCCM AND ESPNIC PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE NUTRITIONAL GUIDELINES

In this course, you’ll review and compare the 2017 ASPEN/SCCM and 2020 ESPNIC critical care guideline recommendations; evaluate the scientific evidence used to support the guideline recommendations; and determine appropriate application of new guidelines to clinical practice. Originally presented as a live webinar on 26 May 2020.

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DETECTING PEDIATRIC MALNUTRITION: TOOLS FOR SCREENING & CRITERIA FOR DIAGNOSING

In this course, you’ll review the goals, purpose and definition of the pediatric malnutrition indicators; identify their implications on the diagnosis of pediatric malnutrition; and understand how to implement pediatric malnutrition screening and rescreening tools.

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AN ALLERGY MODULATING HUMAN MILK OLIGOSACCHARIDE: 2'-FUCOSYLLACTOSE

In this course, Barbara Marriage, PhD, RD, and Paul Forsythe, PhD, will review clinical studies supporting the immune benefits of 2'-fucosyllactose human milk oligosaccharide (2'-FL HMO); discuss preclinical evidence of 2'-FL HMO effects on food allergy and potential mechanisms of action; and describe the possible role of 2'-FL HMO in enhancing oral tolerance. Originally presented as a live webinar on 3 June 2020.

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