Nutrition

Screen and Intervene Now – Reducing the Impact of Malnutrition in your Patients…

Malnutrition is defined as a state resulting from lack of intake or uptake of nutrition that leads to altered body composition (decreased fat free mass) and body cell mass leading to diminished physical and mental function and impaired clinical outcome from disease. Despite poor nutritional status being associated with increased morbidity and mortality in a […]

DURATION

1 hr

PROFESSION

Physician

# OF CREDITS

1

ACCREDITATION

Mainpro+

EXPIRY DATE

2023-11-11

Malnutrition is defined as a state resulting from lack of intake or uptake of nutrition that leads to altered body composition (decreased fat free mass) and body cell mass leading to diminished physical and mental function and impaired clinical outcome from disease. Despite poor nutritional status being associated with increased morbidity and mortality in a wide range of medical conditions, malnutrition is not well understood, and thus remains poorly defined. In older adults, the prevalence of malnutrition was estimated to be 23% in Europe, USA and South Africa.

Primary care clinicians have a very important role in identifying patients with malnutrition and those at actual or potential risk for the development of malnutrition or inadequate food intake. They can provide different interventions to help to improve outcomes in this patient population. This program will review the assessment and management of malnutrition in primary care.


This program has received an unrestricted educational grant or in-kind support from Abbott.

Faculty

Dr. John Axler, MD, LMCC, CCFP, FCFP

Dr. Michael Kalin

Dr. Sheny Khera

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education program participants will be better able to:

  • Review the impact of malnutrition and frailty in older adults
  • Discuss potential barriers and facilitators for managing malnutrition in primary care
  • Discuss the evidence-based recommendations for the management of malnutrition
  • Screen an older adult for malnutrition with recommended tools

Accreditation

This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ Credit.
Accreditation File Number: 197622
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 1
Duration: 1 hr

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