Medical Nutrition Therapy

FNCE 2018

219. Moving Malnutrition Prevention from "Talk" to "Action"!

Monday, October 22
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

Malnutrition increases risk for morbidity and mortality in people of all ages. However, individuals on the ends of the age spectrum, elderly and infants/children, are at particular risk for developing malnutrition and suffering from the consequences of malnutrition. A number of notable efforts have been made within the last decade to improve identification, prevention, and intervention of malnutrition. In this session, you will learn about the Ohio Malnutrition Prevention Commission, set to study and reduce malnutrition in older adults, and see the history and progression of pediatric malnutrition identification and associated outcomes. Both portions of the session will set the stage for taking action in addressing malnutrition both in the general population and hospitalized patients.

Planned with the Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 3005 - Nutrition Diagnosis
  • 3090 - Screening parameters, methodology, surveillance
  • 7170 - Reimbursement, coverage

Yimin Chen, PhD, RD, CNSC

Dr. Yimin Chen has been a practicing nutrition support dietitian for 15 years and has recently transitioned to a translational human milk researcher. She started her research career primarily in adult nutrition support clinical studies before switching gear to neonatology and human milk research during her PhD work in basic science research. Dr. Chen is a research collaborator with the Rush NICU Human Milk Research Program. Her research interest focuses on specific human milk components and how manipulations of human milk feedings affect cellular and intestinal response in premature infants.


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Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Ainsley Malone is a Dietitian member of the Nutrition Support Team at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in the management of patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, Ms. Malone serves as a Clinical Practice Specialist for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). She is a certified nutrition support clinician and has been a passionate leader in addressing malnutrition across the health care continuum. Ainsley was a member of the Academy's Malnutrion Consensus Characteristics workgroup and also served on the 2017-18 Ohio Malnutrition Prevention Commission.


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Mark Corkins, MD, CNSP, SPR, FAAP

Dr. Mark Corkins is the Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s in Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine. He is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist. Dr. Corkins is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Gastroenterology Association. Dr. Corkins has served on the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Board of Directors and just completed two terms on the American Academy of Pediatrics-Committee on Nutrition. In 2007, he was ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Physician of the year and is the 2018 ASPEN's Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award winner. He has been head editor of several nutrition textbooks and author of numerous journal articles. Dr. Corkins was a member of the task force that created the new definition for pediatric malnutrition. He has actively spoken and written to educate medical professionals about the new approach to malnutrition in children


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As one of the pharmacy specialist pioneers, Professor Mirtallo was instrumental in leading cost-effective practices in parenteral nutrition and advancing the role of the pharmacist on nutrition support services. His research focused on comparative evaluations of amino acid injection products, the use of fat as a calorie source, PN compatibility and stability, and systems issues in the preparation, administration and management of parenteral nutrition.
Professor Mirtallo is Past President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). He also spent many years on the A.S.P.E.N. Public Policy Committee where he advocated for reimbursement of PEN in the hospital and home, dealt with drug shortage issues and worked to improve the safety and efficacy of PN. He served on the Joint Commission task force that created the Nutrition Care Standards. Mirtallo has been actively involved with nutrition support guidelines and co-authored an etiology-based definition of malnutrition which is the basis for an inter-professional malnutrition strategy. He chaired a PN safety summit in the fall of 2011 which led to the development of the safety consensus recommendations recently released by A.S.P.E.N.
Currently Professor Mirtallo is Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration.


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