Specialized Adult Nutrition
Webinars (CE Eligible)
Nutricia North America is pleased to provide a variety of clinically-oriented educational lectures.
These Nutricia sponsored presentations are intended for healthcare professionals.
In this section, you will find the name and description of all the recorded lectures available. Each of the following presentations is approximately 60 minutes long and is available for viewing at no cost. In addition, viewers can receive a certificate of attendance and most lectures are eligible for continuing education credit for dietitians and nurses. In order for the recorded lecture to be considered for continuing education for dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the recording must be viewed within 3 years of the date of the live presentation.
Challenges of UTI Surveillance, Diagnosis, & Management in Long-term Care
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the second most frequent infection in long-term care facilities and the most common cause of hospitalization for bacterial infection. However, often times UTIs are misdiagnosed resulting in misuse of antibiotics1. Please join our webinar speakers, Denise Cooper, DNP, RN, ANP-BC and Lynn Spalding, MEd, RDN, CSG, FAND for a free, one hour, educational webinar to explore ways to identify UTIs more accurately, discuss ways to manage UTIs including the incorporation of nutrition-related strategies, and more! At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify challenges and strategies to monitor long-term care residents for symptoms associated with urinary tract infection
- Differentiate urinary tract infection from asymptomatic bacteriuria in the long-term care population
- Discuss evidence surrounding UTI diagnosis and current issues with antibiotic resistance
- Identify nutrition-related strategies for UTI management including the use of cranberry and hydration
- Apply knowledge gained about UTI surveillance, diagnosis and management to a clinical scenario
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Nutrition Strategies for Pressure Injury Healing
Please join us for a free, one hour, educational webinar with Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND on the topic of pressure injury healing.At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Define the new National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s pressure injury staging system (previously known as the pressure ulcer staging system)
- Detail the effect of key nutrients in pressure injury healing
- Implement nutrition quality measures addressing the IMPACT ACT’s skin integrity domain
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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: What is the Role of the RD?
Please join us for a free, one hour, educational webinar with Joy Douglas, MS, RD, CSG, LD on the topic of what role RD's play in reducing hospital readmissions. Joy is a Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition, a specialty certification indicating advance practice in gerontology.At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- List medical conditions commonly responsible for hospital readmissions
- Discuss federal initiatives to decrease hospital readmissions
- Describe ways in which they can support their facility in reducing hospital readmissions
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Critical Care Nutrition: Taking Guidelines to the Bedside
Please join us for a free, one hour, educational webinar with Dr. Stephen McClave, Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Nutrition at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. McClave will present how to bring the recent ASPEN/SCCM critical care nutrition guidelines directly to your patients.At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand the implications of nutritional risk
- Learn which patient populations should receive trophic feeds and which require full feeds closer to goal requirements
- Know which clinical practices are changing per the 2016 ASPEN/SCCM nutrition guidelines
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Hypocaloric, High Protein Nutrition Support for the Obese Patient
Please join Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, CNSC, LD, a Nutrition Support Dietitian for the Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and past President for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) for a free one hour webinar. Webinar attendees will be able to:
- Describe the obesity prevalence and the challenges with the obese patient in the ICU setting
- Outline hypocaloric, high protein nutrition support for the obese critically ill patient
- Detail practical strategies for implementation of the new 2016 ASPEN Nutrition Support Therapy Guidelines
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Nursing Home Quality Measures - Achieving 5 Stars
Join Melody Malone, MHA, PT, CPHQ for this informative webinar:
- Discuss the current CMS Quality Measures as well as the proposed changes to the Long Term Care (LTC) Quality Measures in the near future.
- Explain how medical nutrition can help to impact the Quality Measures in LTC facilities.
*This webinar is eligible for one (1) CEU credit.
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Thickened Liquids: One Tool in Our Dysphagia Toolbox
Please join Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S & Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND for this informative webinar. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand what instrumental evaluations are necessary to accurately determine the need for a thickened liquid.
- Explain the rationale for thickening liquids and what a thickener is.
- Identify the levels of thickness (apparent viscosities).
- Discuss patient safety benefits and risks.
- Present effective collaboration with the RD and SLP and the interdisciplinary team with holistic approach for “person-centered care.”
Feeding Your Wound: Fuel to Heal
In 2014, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer advisory Panel and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance developed rigorous and comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers. Listen to the co-chairman of the nutrition work group for the international guidelines , Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND. She will highlight the importance of nutrition in wound healing, including nutrient and fluid needs, and the impact of body composition and the stress response to injury on healing.
This webinar will highlight how to:
- Recognize the importance of screening and assessment to identify malnutrition and pressure ulcer risk
- Examine the building block of nutrition (macronutrients and micronutrients) that impact healing
- Apply the 2014 NPUAP/EPUAP/Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance nutrition guidelines into practice
- Discuss practical nutrition and hydration strategies for healing wounds
A Novel Nutritional Approach to Accelerate Wound Healing
John Ferguson, RN, BSHA, WCC is a certified wound care nurse with experience in clinical support, sales, and education. John acquired his wound care expertise through actively treating patients in Home Health and Long Term Care settings. Becoming wound care certified in 2003, John started his own company to provide directed in-services and clinical consultation for Long Term Care. In 2005, John became a public speaker and presenter of wound care education, traveling the country to educate various clinicians in their preparation to become wound care certified. His passion for wound care and dynamic teaching style has inspired thousands of health care professionals. Clinicians are confronted with the challenges associated with delayed and impaired wound healing. Evidence based guidelines support nutrition intervention as an integral part of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.
This presentation will highlight the following information which is intended to guide clinical practice and improve outcomes:
- Calorie, protein, micronutrient, and fluid requirement to efficiently heal wounds
- Impact of body composition and stress response to injury on healing
- A novel nutritional strategy to accelerate wound healing
Probiotics: Germ Theory to Gut Health
Please join our speaker, Robert Martindale, PhD, MD, Chief, Division of General Surgery Medical Director Hospital Nutrition Support Oregon Health and Sciences University for a free, 1-hour educational webinar on probiotics.
- Understand the role of pre & probiotics in gut health
- Learn the functional benefits of pre & probiotics
- Recognize the importance of synbiotic effect of the combination of a prebiotic + a probiotic
- Review the most common probiotics
Protein Malnutrition: Nutritional Management in Various Patient Populations
It is estimated that 1 out of 3 patients arrive at the hospital malnourished. If unaddressed, patients can further decline nutritionally, which can impact recovery and increase complications and readmissions, resulting in increased healthcare costs. Join our speaker, Cindy Thorne MS, RDN for a free one hour presentation on protein malnutrition. Webinar Objectives:
- Understand how to identify protein malnutrition and know its consequences on the Healthcare System.
- Be able to successfully manage protein malnutrition using medical foods in various patient types.
- Know what actions to take to address and bring more awareness to this growing healthcare problem.
UTI Management in Long Term Care: Implementing an Effective UTI Protocol
Did you know that urinary tract infections can affect 12 quality care indicators? On average, UTIs can cost a facility $691 per Resident and account for almost 30% of hospital readmissions from LTC within 30 days. The implementation of a proper protocol is instrumental in UTI management in long term care.
Join Sharon Strunk, RN,WCC & Lynn Spalding, RD, CSG for this free one hour presentation.
- Recognize factors that contribute to UTIs in the long term care setting
- Review relevant and recent data on UTI Management
- Understand important factors to consider when choosing cranberry-containing medical foods for UTI management
- Learn tactics on how to effectively implement a UTI protocol in your facility while improving quality of care
Protein Delivery in the Critically Ill Patient: Are We Giving Enough?
Critically ill patients are hypermetabolic and hypercatabolic. While most clinicians agree that adequate nutrition delivery in critically ill patients will improve their outcomes, providing recommended needs can be problematic. This session will discuss issues surrounding providing adequate energy and protein requirements in the critically ill patient. Join Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, LD for this free one hour presentation.
- The rationale for adequate protein delivery in critically ill patients
- Barriers to providing adequate protein
- Potential solutions for improving protein delivery to critically ill patients
UTI Prevention Strategy to Improve Multiple Quality Indicators
UTIs are the most prevalent infection in LTC accounting for at least 40% of all infections and over 8% of total nursing home costs. Clinical evidence supports the use of cranberry products and prebiotics as an integral part of the management of UTIs.
Join Mary Ellen Posthauer RD,CD,LD for this free one hour presentation.
- Consequences of UTIs on quality of care indicators
- Age-related changes leading to the need for cranberry-containing medical foods
- Data on the efficacy of these products in preventing UTIs
- Implementation in high risk residents to improve quality indicators
- What to look for in product selection
Attacking Urinary Tract Infections with Cranberry & Prebiotic Therapy
Please join presenter Lynn Spalding, RD and Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition through the Commission on Dietetic Registration for a free one hour presentation.
This presentation will cover the following topics:
- Understand factors contributing to UTIs in older adults
- Describe how proanthocyanidins & prebiotics can affect urinary tract health
- Review the data on the efficacy of cranberry products & prebiotics in preventing UTIs
- Discuss important factors to consider when recommending cranberry products
Dietary Fiber, Prebiotics and the Intestinal Microbiome – Why should we foster this important ecosystem?
Please join Kelly A. Tappenden, Ph.D., R.D., Professor of Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a free one hour online presentation on prebiotic fibers and how they can help children suffering from bowel dysfunction and food related allergies.
- Define prebiotics and how they are used
- The clinical evidence supporting prebiotics
- The role of prebiotics and gut health