Malnutrition

Medical Nutrition Therapy

FNCE 2018

396. Strategies to Improve Care Transition to Reduce Malnutrition

Tuesday, October 23
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 3 - Advanced

There is a gap in patient care continuity between acute and post-acute care settings. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is evaluating how to address the incidence of malnutrition, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Avalere Health and other stakeholders are also actively involved in the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) to advance malnutrition practice within the continuum of care. This session discusses the current environment, successful approaches, and innovative ideas to equip NDTR/RDNs for challenges and opportunities to "stop the gap.” The presentation reviews workflow processes addressing patient/resident communications and unique and varied population health programs for at-risk discharges using electronic health systems technology, as well as innovative ideas for governance. The session will also include suggested actions for acute and post-acute nutrition programs to improve patient/resident outcomes as it relates to economic costs of malnutrition.

Planned with Clinical Nutrition Management DPG and Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1070 - Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • 7160 - Quality management
  • 7100 - Institution/regulatory policies/ procedures, CMS, OBRA, Joint Commission, NCQA, OSHA, USDA

Cynthia Wolfram

Cynthia is a Registered Licensed Dietitian with over 30 years experience in Food Service Management and the Post-Acute Care Industry. Active at the local, state and national areas of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics serving in numerous capacities including the Academy Political Action Committee, serving as Chair in 2011. Currently, Chair Elect of Dietetics in Healthcare Communities. Principal/Owner of Dietitians For Healthcare, LLP serving seniors in Texas, providing consulting services to improve the quality of life for the all served.

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Julie Grim, MPH RD LD

Julie is a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist with a Masters degree in public health. She has over 25years of experience in hospital leadership, including clinical/food service/physician practice management and hospital administration. Her most recent work includes oversight of innovative models of chronic disease management, health equity and population health. She is currently an instructor for the URI MS in Dietetics programs. She has served in many leadership roles for the Academy including ACEND, NCP Committee and Nominating Committee. She is co-editor of Clinical Nutrition Manager’s Handbook: Solutions, Tips, and Forms for the Busy Professional.

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Kris M Mogensen, MS,RD-AP, LDN, CNSC

Kris Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC is a Team Leader Dietitian Specialist in the Department of Nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Adjunct Instructor in Health Sciences (Nutrition) at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition from Framingham State University. She has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years, specializing in nutrition support for the majority of her career. She has coauthored numerous research and review articles in professional journals, textbook chapters, and manuals. She lectures nationally and internationally on nutrition support and MNT. Currently, she is serving as Director on the Board of Directors for ASPEN and Chair of ASPEN's Malnutrition Committee. She is past chair of ASPEN's Clinical Practice Committee. She was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Commission on Malnutrition Prevention Among Older Adults. Her research focuses on the impact of malnutrition on outcomes in critically ill patients.

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Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN/LD

Terese has worked at multiple hospitals in both clinical and management roles, as a consultant, in private practice and long term care. Terese is owner of MySurgeryPlate LLC providing professional resources related to preparation and recovery from surgery, medical treatments and sarcopenia. Terese served on the AND Malnutrition Work Group creating the 2012 Consensus Characteristics of Adult Malnutrition, and the document, Physical Exam: Parameters Useful in the Assessment of Nutritional Status, and a Handgrip Strength Toolkit. She was awarded the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Oregon AND in 2011, and in 2014 received the Academy Foundation Abbot Nutrition Alliance Award recognizing work on malnutrition. A recipient of two workplace grants to address malnutrition in ambulatory settings and to fund patient-targeted malnutrition educational materials. She serves as Chair-elect for Clinical Nutrition Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy.

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