Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of clinical 3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Malnutrition is common in the older population; with nutritional deficiencies being a critical issue in the long term care setting. In nursing home residents, an increase in morbidity and mortality is evident in those with malnutrition and weight loss. Although composite nutritional assessment instruments have been developed, the recognition of micronutrient deficiencies in nursing home patients often falls short of optimum. This session will provide a comprehensive account of the prevalence, manifestations, prevention and management of a select group of micronutrients including the B vitamin group, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and copper. The session will conclude with an audience question and answer period.
Describe the prevalence and clinical manifestations of nutrient deficiencies in the long term care setting.
Discuss the approach to diagnosis, prevention and management of micronutrient deficiencies.
Recognize the adverse effects of inappropriate and excessive of micronutrients.
Speakers(s): Meenakshi Patel, MD, CMD; Naushira Pandya, MD; T S Dharmarajan, MD
Disclosure(s): Meenakshi Patel, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Naushira Pandya, MD has no financial disclosures to report. T S Dharmarajan, MD has no financial disclosures to report.
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