Malnutrition and Wounds: Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment


This is the fourth presentation in a 6 part, pre-recorded webinar series titled: Malnutrition and Wounds: Tactics for Assessment and Intervention. This course is designed for health care professionals interested in the role of preventing and treating skin breakdown. The series will address physiology and anatomy of skin, risk assessment for skin breakdown and slow healing wounds including malnutrition and common geriatric syndromes. A review of the latest research on laboratory assessment of nutritional status for wounds and techniques for nutrition-focused physical assessment of wounds will be presented as well as an update on research related to key nutrients and wound healing. Documentation including protocols for preventing and treating wounds, and nutrition care process for preventing and treating wounds including PES statements, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition prescription and interventions will also be included. We will conclude the course with regulatory and legal issues in wound care.


Hours: 1.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-AM-NU262D
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe the role of nutrition focused physical assessment.
Describe NPUAP Staging system.
Identify signs of healing vs. worsening
Instructor: Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN
Dr. Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN is an acclaimed speaker, author, medical-legal expert and consultant to health care providers. She received her PhD in human nutrition from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her professional career has included clinical practice, university teaching and business consulting. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company. Dr. Litchford is well-known for her advanced level presentations, scholarly articles, textbook chapters and professional reference books on leading-edge clinical nutrition topics. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and serves as vice-president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Dr. Litchford has received numerous national awards for her contributions to the field of clinical nutrition. Disclosure: Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Prosynthesis as Consultant Relevant Financial Relationship with Medline Industries as Consultant Relevant Financial Relationship with Nestle Nutrition as Consultant
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