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Nutrition Support Nurses Section Forum

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM ET

Topic: Assessing Nutrition Risk in Acute and Critical Illness in Hospitalized Patients Across the Lifespan

In this presentation, Sharon Irving, PhD, CRNP, FCCM, FAAN will provide an overview of assessment parameters necessary to conduct a comprehensive evidence-based risk assessment in acute and critically ill patients across the lifespan. Using an interdisciplinary approach to patient care, she has identified and will address through the use of case studies, the real and perceived barriers and challenges to delivery of optimal nutrition therapy in acutely ill patients.


  1. Discuss key elements of nutrition assessment in hospitalized patient
  2. Identify patients at increased risk for poor outcomes
  3. Characterize the associations of nutrition status at a patient presentation of illness and patient outcomes

Sharon Y. Irving, PhD, CRNP, FCCM, FAAN
Associate Professor of Pediatric Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Surgery
Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-061-L04-P