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Neurological Impairment in Children: Assessment and Nutritional Management

In this course, Joanna Mankelow and Denise Kennedy explain what neuro-disabilities and the types of diagnosis; appraise different elements of nutrition assessment; evaluate and interpret measures of nutritional assessment in order to build a complete picture of a child; review and communicate a feeding plan for a complex child with feeding difficulties; and differentiate the roles of different members of the community-based MDT for children with neuro-disability. Originally presented at a UK Abbott study day, on the 14th June 2023.

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A Paediatrician’s View in the Management of Children with Neurodisabilities

In this course, Dr Veronica Kelly identifies management issues of children with neurological impairment including nutrition, feeding difficulties, GORD and constipation; discusses the importance of fibre in children with neurodisability; and explains the working definition of gastrointestinal dystonia. Originally presented at a UK Abbott study day, on the 14th June 2023.

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Setting Up A Service: Embedding Patient Assessments and Pathways to Enhance Care

In this course, Jamie Bevan, RD, MSc will describe the key considerations of setting up a prehabilitation service, identify some key barriers and challenges faced when setting up a service, explain the relevance of evidence-based in guiding decisions, recognise the importance of appropriate outcome measures in achieving success, and describe the use of service evaluation and service improvement in developing services. Originally presented live on June 14, 2023.

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Nutrition Interventions to Support Muscle Maintenance

In this course, Professor Philip Atherton will describe the role and importance of skeletal muscle for health; explain how muscle is lost in different patient groups; explain the detrimental consequences of muscle loss; review nutrition interventions to support patients in maintaining muscle; and more! Originally presented live on June 14, 2023.

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Why Patient Pathways Matter

In this course, Anne Holdoway, DHealth, BSc, RD, FBDA will identify drivers influencing patient care, assess the merit of patient care pathways, define key components of patient care pathways, illustrate examples of strategies that have engaged stakeholders and partners to improve nutritional care in a variety of care settings, identify who you may need to influence or collaborate with to embed nutrition into a patient care pathway, and aid you to formulate a plan to influence nutritional care in your work setting. Originally presented live on June 14, 2023.

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Building Muscle Strength: The Role of Exercise

In this course, Dr Julie Whitney will clarify the principles of exercise to strengthen muscle, including how to optimise uptake and adherence; discuss the difference between exercise, and physical activity; and review the evidence-based muscle strengthening exercise for COPD, oncology, falls, and frailty. Originally presented live on June 14, 2023.

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The Development of a Nutrition Awareness Tool: Pedi R-MAPP

In this course, Luise Marino, PhD, RD will discuss the benefits of remote consultations; identify the challenges of remote consultations; and summarise the development of Pedi R-MAPP. Originally presented at a UK Abbott study day, on the 14th June 2023.

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What’s New in Oncology? Addressing Muscle Health and Nutrition

In this course, faculty will review the impact of malnutrition and muscle loss on clinical outcomes in patients with cancer; summarize body composition techniques for muscle mass assessment and implications for clinical practice; and identify new clinical data on protein and hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB) as interventions for patients with cancer. Originally presented live on September 5, 2022.

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Embedding Nutrition Screening in Clinical Practice: Let’s STAMP OUT Paediatric Malnutrition

In this course, Dr Helen McCarthy and Rachel Wood describe the process of embedding the STAMP screening tool into clinical practice; identify key stakeholders and potential barriers; and evaluate measures achieved after implementing the STAMP screening tool.

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Nutrition and Exercise: Supporting Cancer Patients Throughout Their Journey

In this course, faculty will describe the relationship between malnutrition and sarcopenia, and the impact on treatment outcomes for people diagnosed with cancer; discuss the role of nutrition and exercise in cancer prehabilitation and throughout the cancer journey; review nutritional requirements of patients with cancer and the evidence for use of high protein, beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) and vitamin D.

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Management of Paediatric Disease-Related Malnutrition Where GI Intolerance is a Concern: Practical Case Studies

In this course, the faculty will describe diagnoses, conditions, and situations where peptide-feeding may be indicated; review how to recognise and appraise the heterogeneity of patient groups; explain the nutrient profile and composition of peptide feeds and their relevance to patient groups; and discuss how peptide feeding can support nutrition using practical case studies. Originally presented as a live webinar on September 15, 2022.

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