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Session Description: This session will present the criteria for identifying malnutrition in the post-acute patient and long-term care resident based on the 2012 Consensus Statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). We will compare it to the current AMDA Clinical Practice Guideline for Altered Nutritional Status in the Long-Term Care Setting and present cases to demonstrate the application of the new criteria.
Describe the role of inflammation in malnutrition and its role in categorizing types of malnutrition.
Explain the 6 characteristics of malnutrition and how to assess them and their relevance in the nursing home.
Use the 2012 AND/ASPEN Consensus Statement to identify malnutrition and classify by severity.
Discuss the role and pitfalls of using traditional measures such as Body-Mass Index or lab measures such as albumin and prealbumin in the diagnosis of malnutrition.
Speaker(s): Robert A. Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD Suzanne C. Cryst, RD