Identifying Paediatric Malnutrition: A Practical Approach To Screening Tools

Programme Date: 7 October 2020
Publication Date: 6 May 2021

Course Description:

In this course, Helen McCarthy, PhD, BSc (Hons), PGCHP (UK), RD (UK), APD (AUS), FHEAwill define paediatric malnutrition and its prevalence in the UK; review the role of paediatric malnutrition screening tools in practice; and evaluate the paediatric malnutrition screening tools currently available for identifying malnutrition. Originally presented as a live webinar on 7 October 2020.

Course Objectives:

  • Define paediatric malnutrition and its prevalence in the UK
  • Review the role of paediatric malnutrition screening tools in practice
  • Evaluate the paediatric malnutrition screening tools currently available for identifying malnutrition
  • Explore practical approaches on how to implement paediatric malnutrition screening tools in different clinical settings
  • Run Time: 45

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
Dr. Helen McCarthy is an experienced, Clinical Paediatric Dietitian having worked in this field for many years. She specialises in paediatric and neonatal nutrition support across a number of specialties. She also has expertise in adult nutrition support. Dr. McCarthy has experience teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Dietetics, Human Nutrition, and Sports/Exercise Nutrition. She was involved in the review of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Pre-registration Curriculum Framework (2013). She is a past Chair of the BDA Education Board. Dr. McCarthy’s research interests include the identification and management of malnutrition in children, adults and in older adults. She was the lead investigator in the development and validation of the Screening tool for the Assessment of Malnutrition in Paediatrics (STAMP). She also has an interest in nutrition education of healthcare professionals and is a member of the Need for Nutrition Education Programme, Australia and New Zealand Network.
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