Malnutrition in the pediatric population increases the risk for progression of underlying conditions, poor wound healing, slow recovery, extended length of stay, and higher healthcare costs. The goal of this course is to describe the components of a nutritional assessment needed for identifying states of malnutrition in pediatric patients.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Nutritional Assessment
Conditions Associated with Malnutrition
Energy and Protein Needs
Medical and Dietary History
Section 3: Conclusion
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff and charge nurse; Director of School Health Services/school nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection control practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist; and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as a SME writer, she provided healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University. Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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