The Changing Nutritional Requirements in the 3rd Age - Certificate of Completion


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Certificate of Completion

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All elderly people are at potential risk of developing undernutrition. Inadequate dietary intake is the leading cause of undernutrition in older adults, with progressive aging leading to a physiological reduction in appetite and energy intake. This is referred to as “anorexia of aging” and usually exceeds the reduction in energy expenditure, resulting in unintentional weight loss.

This interactive online learning activity is valued at 1 Hour(s) of continuing education.

Max Wong
Sydney North Primary Health Network
Hornsby Station Medical Practice, Hornsby, NSW

Rhonda Albani
RN, Cert Ophthalmic Nursing, Dip Nursing Education, BEd, MAdultEd, FCNA
Staff Educator
Sydney North Primary Health Network
S.Antonio da Padova Nursing Home, North Ryde, NSW

On completion of this program, GPs will be better able to:

  1. Identify at-risk patient groups who require meningococcal B vaccination and review current Australian incidence of Meningococcal B across the age groups.
  2. Recall common reasons for vaccine hesitancy in at-risk meningococcal B patients.
  3. Incorporate patient communication strategies to enhance patient confidence in meningococcal B vaccine.
  4. Implement practical tips and communication techniques to optimise communication with parents and assist them to make safe and informed immunisation choices for their children.

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