Paediatric Malnutrition Screening: Supporting Clinical Practice

Programme Date: 2 November 2021
Publication Date: 12 May 2022

Course Description:

In this course, Helen McCarthy will explain and detail the indicators of malnutrition; indicate changing factors impacting on nutrition status of children; describe the gaps in knowledge and practice around nutrition status and screening; recognise the importance of ongoing quality improvement in the nutrition care of children; and review the new STAMP website and training hub. Originally presented as a live webinar on November 2, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Explain and detail the indicators of malnutrition. 
• Indicate changing factors impacting on nutrition status of children. 
• Describe the gaps in knowledge and practice around nutrition status and screening. 
• Recognise the importance of ongoing quality improvement in the nutrition care of children. 
• Review the new STAMP website and training hub.
To access the STAMP website, click here: https://www.stampscreeningtool.org
  • Run Time: 47

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Helen McCarthy, PhD, BSc (HONS), PGCHP (UK), RD (UK), APD (AUS), FHEA

Paediatric Dietitian and Senior Lecturer 
Victoria University 
Melbourne, Australia
Helen McCarthy has worked as a dietitian, academic and researcher in the UK and Australia. She is a specialist in paediatric nutrition, having worked in hospital, school, and community settings. She has a particular interest in the identification, prevention, and treatment of malnutrition in all ages and was the lead investigator for the development of the internationally used Screening Tool for the Assessment of Malnutrition in Paediatrics (STAMP). Helen has a passion for nutrition and dietetics, and empowering professionals with evidence-based nutrition education. Helen is a past Chair of the British Dietetics Association Education Board and a founding member of the NNEdPro Australia and New Zealand Network. Helen has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences and professional development courses.
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