CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF MALNUTRITION IN HOSPITALIZED ADULTS
Malnutrition prevalence is 20-30% in hospitalized adults, yet is diagnosed only about 5% of time. Registered Dietitians and their clinical colleagues must make the identification, prevention and treatment of malnutrition a priority to improve outcomes, decrease the cost of healthcare and improve the quality of life for patients. In this webinar, we will review the current best practices to identify adult patients at risk for and who meet criteria for malnutrition in the hospital setting.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Describe hospital malnutrition and the impact on patient outcomes.
Identify validated screening tools.
Understand and utilize diagnosis criteria.
Explain the impact of inflammation on diagnosing malnutrition.
Christy Going MS, RD, CSO received both her undergraduate degree in Biology and her Master of Science in Human Nutrition at Michigan State University. She began her dietetics career as a clinical dietitian at Spectrum Health of West Michigan in 2005. Her work then focused on caring for inpatient and outpatient oncology patients for 10 years. In 2015 she was promoted to a management position in the department in which she led a large team of dietitians and orchestrated multiple clinical quality improvement projects, particularly around malnutrition. She was able to publish 3 abstracts in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND) in 2019 and was featured in an interview also published in JAND. She was then recruited by the Quality, Safety and Experience department at Spectrum Health where she now works as a Quality Improvement Specialist.
Christy has been a guest lecturer and presenter in multiple venues across the state, country and in Mexico. She most recently presented a webinar for the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii), lectured at the University of Guadalajara and spoke at the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND). She also presents at education events on behalf of Abbvie Pharmaceuticals.
Christy is also currently an instructor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine simulation lab and previously instructed nursing students at Aquinas College.
Personally, Christy is an avid runner and has completed multiple marathons. She looks forward to continued learning with you!