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Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)141
First Published
Updated02 September 2019
Expires 02 September 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will help you to identify risk factors for malnutrition and methods in which to identify potential members of our society who may be suffering from this condition.

Topics
  • Risk factors for malnutrition;
  • Methods to identify and measure malnutrition;
  • Effects of malnutrition on health;
  • Treatment and prevention of malnutrition.
Need

Malnutrition contributes to poor health outcomes: with the risk of malnutrition increasing with age, the burden of ill health in this group will increase in the future. Malnutrition increases the risk of morbidity and mortality, but it can, in part, be prevented.

Understanding risk factors for malnutrition, identifying its presence, and knowing and implementing treatment or prevention strategies can reduce the cost of malnutrition in our ageing population.

Purpose

Educate health professionals on how malnutrition manifests in the older adult, so that malnutrition can then be identified, prevented, and treated if required.

Learning Outcomes
  • List the risk factors for malnutrition.
  • State methods to identify and measure malnutrition.
  • Explain the effect of malnutrition on health.
  • Describe ways to treat or prevent malnutrition.
Target Audience

Nurses, carers and allied health professionals that work with older adults in acute care settings, residential aged-care facilities or in the community.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of Sandra Iuliano-Burns
Sandra Iuliano-Burns

Dr Sandra Iuliano-Burns (PhD) is a researcher at the University of Melbourne based at Austin Health. Her work focuses on the benefits of improved nutrition on falls and fracture risk in the elderly, especially those in aged care. Her current trial involves 60 aged-care facilities throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria and it is providing valuable insight into the rates of malnutrition in the elderly in aged care, the causes, effects and potential remedies. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)141
First Published
Updated02 September 2019
Expires 02 September 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Nutrition
Diet
Ageing
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
141 Total Rating(s)
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Donna Marguerite Murnane
23 Feb 2020

Very helpful.

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Maxine Meys
16 Feb 2020

it was very informative and reinforced some of the ideas that I already held

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Gail Richmond
07 Feb 2020

Good knowledge base.

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Angela van gangelen
05 Feb 2020

This was applicable if I work with older population.

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Wanda Brighenti
04 Feb 2020

I find some statistics boring and that the presentation for me was more about studies attended than how to assist the clinical staff on the ground to get patients to have less malnutrition

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Helen Boyd
27 Jan 2020

Excellent resource

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Kalo Liga
24 Jan 2020

Very informal and easily understood.

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Erin Cloudsdale
16 Jan 2020

Very informative and well presented. All the information was evidence based.

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Kristin Smith
14 Jan 2020

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Philip Heap
12 Jan 2020

Well conducted lecture that provided me additional information that sometimes is taken for granted or not fully assessed when getting a clinical or full history and evaluation of patients medical history