About this Web-Based, Self-Study Course
Older adults – especially those living in long-term care – are at an increased risk for malnutrition. Consequently, malnutrition has been shown to increase the risk of falls and fractures, compromise the immune system, delay wound healing, and increase all-cause mortality risk.
As a component of a comprehensive nutrition assessment, the nutrition focused physical exam (NFPE) can assist registered dietitians (RDs) in identifying malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in older adults living in long-term care.
RDs must be familiar with NFPE techniques and how they can use their findings to identify and document nutrition problems as well as develop a person-centered nutrition care plan in the long-term care setting.
The content in this course is applicable to RDs in a long-term care setting.
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