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Malnutrition Awareness Week

9/26/2016 to 9/30/2016
When: Monday, September 26, 2016
Where: United States
Contact: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
(301) 587-6315

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www.nutritioncare.org/maw

    Join the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) for their fifth annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and intervening earlier and for the pubic to realize that they need to ask about their nutrition status and advocate for optimal nutrition care as much as possible.

    In 2009, ASPEN recognized a need for greater awareness of malnutrition, which 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. Not unexpectedly, these outcomes are associated with increased costs. In some studies, 30-50% of patients become malnourished, often during a hospital stay.

   The 2016 week is scheduled to have three webinars* and a chat with the experts:

      Improving Malnutrition from the Physician Perspective*

      Combating Malnutrition in Spanish Speaking Population: Available Programs and Resources*

      Malnutrition Interventions and Programs for Older Adults*

      Aging Does Not Matter: Malnutrition in the Aging Population

     

Visit the official Malnutrition Awareness Week site to register or for more information about the week.

 

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This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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