This CPD site is for Australian health professionals
image
Need an easy way to manage your CPD?

Sign up to Ausmed for Free to take control of your CPD

Badge from the American Nurses Credentialing Center showing that Ausmed is an accredited provider with distinction

The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)113
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 Visit

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.

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)113
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
113 Total Rating(s)
Generic portrait
Joanne Huggett
16 Oct 2019

Good vla good information

Generic portrait
Kathleen Narracott
13 Oct 2019

The educator was engaging.

Generic portrait
Isabella Tanner
10 Oct 2019

Good learning module

Generic portrait
Limor Weingarten
05 Oct 2019

Good resource to know if you on the right track in providing adequate nutrition esp. to an elderly resident.

Generic portrait
Angela Tomaras
29 Sep 2019

great

Portrait of Carolyn killick
Carolyn killick
28 Sep 2019

This was a great learning resource, with so much useful Information.

Generic portrait
Anne Dowling
27 Sep 2019

Useful information

Generic portrait
Kim Dunn
25 Sep 2019

great

Generic portrait
Angela Stoltenberg
24 Sep 2019

No bias was involved in this learning

Generic portrait
Jessica Walker
23 Sep 2019

This course was informative which provided education on how malnutrition manifests in older adults and how malnutrition can be idenetified, prevented and treated. The use of cohort studies was eye opening and provided insight into numerous factors such as time constraints with feeding which can lead to weight loss. Overall , Sandra was engaging and utilised evidence based articles which ensured the material was current allowing readers to apply to their practice