Hospital malnutrition is a serious, yet underappreciated problem that affects patient care and contributes to increased health care costs. Highlighting research about the impact nutrition has on reducing readmissions, length of stay and improving patient outcomes, this session provides nurses with resources to improve clinician collaboration and effectively institute nutrition practices. This session was offered in support of The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition initiative.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Beth Quatrara discloses that she is a member of the Alliance Steering Committee.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Recognize the urgent issue of hospital malnutrition in today's healthcare landscape.
Discuss the growing body of research about the impact nutrition has on patient outcomes.
Describe the importance of clinician collaboration and provide steps to effectively institute nutrition practices.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Medical Director, Hospital Medicine Section,
University of Kansas Medical Center
DNP, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC,
University of Virginia