Upright Positioning Associated with Increased Mealtime Intake for Hospitalized Older Adults

Upright Positioning Associated with Increased Mealtime Intake for Hospitalized Older Adults

Identification: MSNJ2218
Issue: September-October 2022
Volume: Vol. 31/No. 5
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 10/31/2024
  • 1.40 - CH


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to describe the benefit of upright positioning for hospitalized older adults to increase intake.

Contact hours available until 10/31/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors):

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Upright Positioning Associated with Increased Mealtime Intake for Hospitalized Older Adults

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Kristina Bulagay
10/27/22 4:05 pm

The article was informative and eye-opening.

Lacey Brauser
10/29/22 6:06 pm

This article was informative.

Tamera Hussey
11/11/22 9:11 am

I work on a medical surgical unit. I have been in nursing 41 years. I preach everyday get patients up for meals. There are so many reasons to get patients up for meals ;prevention of ileus, aspiration , pulmonary complications. I plan to have staff read this article. No more preaching to the choir.

Tamera Hussey
11/11/22 3:18 pm

I hope I did not check disagree earlier .I may have but I really like this article

Van Bellew
2/15/23 11:12 pm

Very surprising patient perspective that they can sit in a normal chair for meals instead of the hospital bed is their chair. Great observation of surgical versus medical unit practices.

Danielle Joslin
3/11/23 8:03 am

This was a nice review and confirmed our unit's education

Mandy Bewkes
4/14/23 2:08 am

This is such an important subject. From an aspiration risk to the comfort of the patient who isn't able to reposition themselves

Maria Libano
5/3/23 8:24 pm

This article is very informative and very educational for the medical surgical nurse.

Audra Rose
5/15/23 11:39 am

Great article, I will share this on my unit.

Gigi Koruthu
11/17/23 9:44 am

very good article .