Stop Unintended Weight Loss in Older Adults
STOP UNINTENDED WEIGHT LOSS IN OLDER ADULTS
Older adults are often at increased risk for unintended weight loss. Dietitians need to be equipped with the tools to provide appropriate interventions to stop unintended weight loss. This introductory course will look at increasing calories through food first, medical nutrition supplements, and tube feeding with ethical considerations. Every step of the nutrition care process will be covered from assessment to monitoring and evaluation. After this course the dietitian will confident in providing interventions to stop unintended weight loss in older adults.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand the physiology of aging.


  • Determine when to use food, supplements, or tube feedings to address unintended weight loss in older adults.


  • Recognize potential ethical considerations in tube feeding in older adults.


  • Feel more confident in providing successful outcomes for unintended weight loss in older adults.


Outline:

  • Defining the older adult
  • Physiology of aging
  • Assessment of unintended weight loss
  • Unintended weight loss definition and diagnosis
  • Increasing intake and calories
  • Medical nutrition supplements
  • Tube feeding and ethical considerations
  • Monitoring and evaluation
Live Event Date: Aug 29, 2019
Expiration Date: Aug 29, 2022
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2190, 5100, 5000, 5410
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 10.2.8, 10.2.9
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND
Katie Dodd

Katie is a geriatric dietitian, writer, speaker, consultant, mentor, and leader. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She spent 13 years working as a home care dietitian for the VA before diving into entrepreneurship full time. Katie is the owner of Katie Dodd Nutrition LLC, founder of The Geriatric Dietitian blog and High Calorie Recipes food blog, and the host Dietitian Side Hustle podcast. She is lives in Medford, OR and is mom to Gavin and Emily.

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