Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Schedule

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ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week webinars are developed to provide clinicians and administrators with evidence-based strategies to detect, diagnose and treat, as well as prevent malnutrition through program implementation and current resource utilization. 

Monday
October 4
Tuesday
October 5
Wednesday
October 6
Thursday
October 7
Friday
October 8
12–1:15 PM ET
Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success
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12–1:30 PM ET
Addressing Malnutrition in COVID-19 Patients: from Hospital to Home 
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12–1 PM ET
Collaborating with Non-Nutrition Clinicians on Malnutrition Strategies
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3:30–4:45 PM ET
Ramifications of Nutrient Shortages in the Neonatal Population
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12–1:30 PM ET
Applying Latest Findings from Notable Malnutrition Publications to Your Practice
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CE Credits: 1.25 hours

CE Credits: 1.5 hours

CE Credits: 1 hour

CE Credits: 1.25 hours

CE Credits: 1.5 hours






Monday, October 4, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:15 PM ET
Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success

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Description
Despite the continued research and education on malnutrition, there remain challenges in accurately diagnosing and documenting this diagnosis correctly for patient and financial reimbursement benefit. This webinar was chosen as a platform for providing success stories and strategies on how physicians, dietitians and clinical documentation specialists can collaborate together to diagnosis and document malnutrition appropriately. The faculty will present collaboratively by interacting with one another to address malnutrition and diagnosis and documentation strategies.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the importance of diagnosing and documenting malnutrition correctly and how it relates to a medical institution.
  2. Expound on strategies utilized by the dietitian in relaying the malnutrition diagnosis to the physician, so that the diagnosis is documented in the patient’s chart. 
  3. Describe how the provider and documentation specialist can work together to ensure accurate, complete and appropriate coding/billing for the malnutrition diagnosis.  

Faculty & Topics
Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success 
Ashley Strickland, RDN, LDN, CNSC, Adult Clinical Dietitian Supervisor, Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Dietitian, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC 

Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success 
Vaughn Matacale, MD, CCDS, Director, Clinical Documentation Advisor Program; Chair, PSI Committee; Hospitalist; ACDIS Advisory Board Member; Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina

Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success 
Jennifer Quartarolo, MD, Hospitalist, Associate Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health; Clinical Professor, Physician Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement, La Jolla, CA

Moderator  
Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND, Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager, Providence Health & Services; Owner, My Surgery Plate, Portland, OR

CE Credit: 1.25 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-122-L04-P    

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
Addressing Malnutrition in COVID-19 Patients – from Hospital to Home

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Description
The ASPEN Malnutrition Committee has identified knowledge gaps pertaining to the continued treatment and care of individuals who suffered from COVID-19 and the long-term effects the virus causes. There is limited research addressing the nutritional, physical and psychological long-term effects COVID-19 has on these patients and family once they are transferred out of the ICU and discharged from the hospital. This webinar aims to provide information pertaining to care and management of malnutrition in patients recovering from COVID-19 as they transition from the ICU to rehabilitation and/or home. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) in the setting of Covid-19 care and management after the ICU. 
  2. Describe challenges to meeting the nutritional, physical, and psychological needs of hospitalized patients being treated for COVID-19 as they are transitioned from the ICU to rehabilitation or home. 
  3. List available resources in the community for individuals who have been treated for COVID-19 and their families which aid in the continued treatment and prevention of malnutrition. 

Faculty & Topics
PICS-CCI Nutrition and Case Report on COVID-19
Martin Rosenthal, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Director of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Intestinal Rehab Center; Chair of UF Nutrition Committee, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Nutritional Rehabilitation of the COVID-19 Patient Beyond the ICU
Amber Leon, MS, RDN, LD, Clinical Dietitian III, Nutrition Department, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX 

Community Nutrition Resources and Support for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19
Valerie Machinist, Nutrition Services Manager, Community Servings, Jamaica Plain, MA 

Moderator
Rya Clark, RDN, LDN, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Manager, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-119-L04-P

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Collaborating with Non-Nutrition Clinicians on Malnutrition Strategies

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Description
Malnutrition is a complex condition which requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach for the best outcomes. Due to the ever-changing environment within institutions and available resources, many nutrition experts find themselves working with members of the healthcare team who may not be aware of the latest research and recommendations specific to malnutrition interventions. To ensure the patient’s care is not adversely impacted, the nutrition experts must adapt to these environmental changes and identify the best way to successfully contribute to the nutrition plan of care in treating malnutrition alongside all team members caring for the patients. This webinar will focus on the multidisciplinary team approach to identifying and treating malnutrition when expertise varies across the members of the team and will consist of application of content through case presentations.      

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in identifying and treating malnutrition in the hospitalized adult.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of healthcare professionals’ role in identifying and treating malnutrition.  
  3. Describe how nutrition professionals can address malnutrition with a physician in order to successfully initiate nutrition support, either enterally or parenterally.

Faculty
Initiating Nutrition Support in a Malnourished Patient with Necrotizing Pancreatitis 
Stephanie Cutrell MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Pharmacy Department, Vidant Medical Center, Winterville, NC

When to Begin Parenteral Nutrition in an Enterally Fed Patient?
Sarah Cogle, PharmD, BCCCP, BCNSP, Assistant Clinical Professor; Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist, Critical care/nutrition support, East Alabama Medical Center, Auburn, AL

Managing Enteral Nutrition from the Inpatient to Outpatient Setting 
Carol McGinnis, DNP, APRN-CNS, CNSC, Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Nutrition Support Team, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Moderator
Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Mt. Carmel East Hospital; Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN, Columbus, OH

UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-120-L04-P
Level: Intermediate
CE Credits:  1 hour

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 • 3:30 - 4:45 PM ET
Ramifications of Nutrient Shortages in the Neonatal Population

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Description
Nutrient shortages are an on-going issue which healthcare providers are routinely facing. Immediate challenges of these shortages are obvious. However, the long-term effects or consequences are not as easily identifiable, especially in the neonatal population. This webinar hopes to address some of the impacts nutrient shortages have on this population and its correlation to malnutrition. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the necessary nutrition support and progression of feeding in the early life stage of the neonate, including nutrient requirements for proper growth.
  2. Describe the challenges and strategies of nutrient shortages in providing adequate intake in the neonate requiring nutrition support.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the long-term effects nutrient shortages have on the normal growth of a neonate. 

Faculty & Topics
Current Issues Related to Nutrient Shortages in the Neonatal Population  
M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio 

Nutrient Shortages in Neonates: Why Does it Matter?
Celina Scala, MS, RD, CSPCC, LD, CNSC, Manager of Nutrition Services, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio

Moderator
Ruba Abdelhadi, MD, CNSC, NASPGHAN-F, Director of Nutrition Support, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

CE Credit: 1.25 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-121-L04-P 

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Friday, October 8, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET 
Applying Latest Findings from Notable Malnutrition Publications to Your Practice

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Description
This webinar was chosen as a platform for selected researchers to expound on their notable, cutting edge publications from 2020-2021 relating to the screening, assessment and diagnosis of malnutrition within the adult and pediatric populations. It will also serve as a method for audience members to correspond with the authors on how these publications may be applicable to their practice. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the utilization and benefit of nutrition care pathways for patients from hospital to the community, as well as from primary care to the community as they relate to malnutrition. 
  2. Demonstrate methods for diagnosing malnutrition and nutritional status among hospitalized adults, and any related medical outcomes. 
  3. List tools utilized in pediatric patients for nutrition screening, assessing and diagnosing of malnutrition. 

Faculty & Topics
Consensus-Based Nutrition Care Pathways for Hospital-to-Community Transitions and Older Adults in Primary and Community Care
Heather Keller RD, PhD, FDC, FCAHS, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Concurrent and Predictive Validity of AND-ASPEN Malnutrition Consensus Is Satisfactory in Hospitalized Patients: A Longitudinal Study
Flavia Moraes Silva, PhD, Nutrition Department from Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Description of a Nutrition Screening and Assessment Tool and Associations with Clinical Outcomes in Preterm Newborns
Christy Hannah Sanini Belin, BS, Child and Adolescent Health Program, Department of Nutrition, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Association Of Nutrition Status And Hospital-Acquired Infections In Older Adult Orthopedic Trauma Patients
Sadeq A. Quraishi, MD, MMSc, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Utility of Mid-Upper Arm Circumference in Diagnosing Malnutrition in Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Rachel Phong, MS, RD, Pediatric Outpatient Dietitian, Department of Food and Nutrition Services, University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, CA

Moderator
Mary Marian, DCN, RD, FAND, FASPEN, Associate Professor Of Practice and DPD Director. Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-118-L04-P
Level: Intermediate 
CE Credits: 1.5 hours

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