Altered Nutritional Status

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The #thickenedliquidchallenge emerged this Spring on social media, initiated by the GeriPal blog to raise awareness for patients who have swallowing difficulties. We challenge you to come to this session and take the #thickenedliquidchallenge and...
March 16, 2016
Cutting-edge research suggests that the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract affects brain function. Coupled with copious evidence that nutrition has an impact on both mental and physical health, especially in young people, it's essential we...
This session will describe the pathophysiology of vitamins and their role in disease prevention. We will use a case-based approach to discuss vitamin deficiencies and appropriate replacement options. We will also discuss the dangers of using...
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...
This session will describe the pathophysiology of vitamins and their role in disease prevention. We will use a case-based approach to discuss vitamin deficiencies and appropriate replacement options. We will also discuss the dangers of using...
This webinar addresses the prevalence of diabetes in nursing home residents and introduces the challenges of co-morbidity, functional debility, prognosis, and risks of mortality associated with tight glucose control in this population. The concept...
January 30, 2015
The challenge is admittedly biased to make one hate thickened liquids. Participants have to thicken everything they drink with corn starch until it resembles honey in consistency.
Weight has emerged as a principal screening and monitoring indicator in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) because it is easy to measure and the measurement is reasonably accurate and reproducible, noninvasive, acceptable to most patients, and...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A02 Becomes Policy March 2002 AMDA resolves to develop a position statement to educate and guide physicians and the public regarding the apparent lack of benefit and potential burden of implementing artificial nutrition and hydration in...