AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 2 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Suzanne C. Cryst, RD, CSG,LD; Robert J. McConnell, DO, CMD Disclosure(s): All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session presents the explanation and steps of the Nutrition Care Process in Long Term Care. The components and expected outcomes of providing quality nutrition care are reviewed. Learning Objectives:
Identify why the American Dietetic Association has focused on a systematic method and language to address nutrition related problems
List the 4 steps in the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) to provide safe,effective, high quality nutrition care
Demonstrate how the NCP in the long term care setting is different and focuses on quality outcomes
Identify how the medical director is able to assist and support the registered dietitian in educating the team members within the facility to understand this new process
References: Lacey, K., Pritchett, E., Nutrition Care Process and Model: ADA adopts road map to quality care and outcomes management. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2003. August 103 (8): 1061-72. International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT)Reference Manual: Standardized Language for the Nutrition Care Process 2nd Edition. August 2008.