You are encouraged to participate in the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s (ASPEN) fifth annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™, which will take place September 26-30, 2016. The purpose of this week is to raise public awareness as pertains to malnutrition and encourage healthcare professionals to assess for malnutrition and intervene early if appropriate. Malnutrition is common in hospitalized patients in the United States and is associated with unfavorable outcomes, including higher infection rates, poor wound healing, longer lengths of stay, and higher frequency of readmission.
The 2016 week boasts the following webinars:
Improving Malnutrition from the Physician Perspective – Monday, September 26 – 12 p.m. (CT)
Combating Malnutrition in the Spanish Speaking Population: Available Programs and Resources – Tuesday, September 27 – 12 p.m. (CT)
Malnutrition Interventions and Programs for the Older Adult – Thursday, September 29 – 12 p.m. (CT)
In addition, there is an event where you can chat with the experts:
Age Does Not Matter: Malnutrition in the Aging Population – Wednesday, September 28 – 12 p.m. (CT)
For additional information, visit ASPEN’s website.