Nutritional Concerns in Older Adults

Nutritional Concerns in Older Adults 

Normal physiologic changes that occur as a person ages along with the presence of often multiple co-morbid conditions can lead to a higher risk of impaired nutritional status in older adults. Clinicians must recognize factors that can impact nutritional status and implement strategies to maintain nutritional status or address nutritional deficit.

$15.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-PAC-0-NU262B

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-NU262B
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify factors that may impact an older adult's nutritional status.
Describe the assessment of nutritional status in an older adult.
Illustrate interventions and strategies that can help maintain an older adult's nutritional status or improve it.

Outline:

Nutritional Concerns of Older Adults

Self-Assessment

How Do the Experts Define Older Adult?

Aging & Health

Key Influences in the Health of Older Individual

Knowledge Check

Nutrition and Health Are Closely Related

Physical Changes Due to Aging

Do Most Older Adults Live in Post-Acute Care Settings?

Common Syndromes in Older Adults Related to Primary & Secondary Prevention

Cumulative Effects of Declining Nutritional Status

2015 U.S. National Inpatient Stays

Leading Causes of Death

Common Consequences That Negatively Impact Effectiveness of MNT

Knowledge Check

Causes of Death and Poor Eating Patterns

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Treatment of Blood Cholesterol

ATP4 Assessment of ASCVD Risk

Heart Failure

Assessment of ASCVD Risk

Lifestyle Recommendations: Diet & Exercise of ASCVD

Knowledge Check

Cancer

American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition & Physical Activity

Pre-Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus

Knowledge Check

American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition & Physical Activity

Respiratory Diseases: Acute Respiratory Infections

Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Knowledge Check

Vitamin B12 & Dementia

Foods that May Prevent Dementia

Foods that Are Kidney Friendly

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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
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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