Why Weight? Updating the Diagnosis of Malnutrition in the Nursing Home

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Robert A. Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD Suzanne C. Cryst, RD

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.

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