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Malnutrition Awareness Week

by jhopp on September 4, 2012

The American Society of Parentral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is sponsoring Malnutrition Awareness Week. Department of Food and Nutrition will be offering lunch and learn presentations on Wednesday, September 19 in the conference room behind the Southport Eatery, Hospital Pavilion South.

Twenty-five minute presentations will be offered on the hour and half-hour from 11:00am-2:00pm. An overview of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ASPEN consensus guidelines to identify and document adult malnutrition will be presented. These guidelines were developed to address CMS concerns regarding misuse of MS-DRG malnutrition codes and are expected to be included in the ICD-10 implementation. Participants should bring their own lunch.

 

Click here to preview the Nutrition Care Manual.

Event contact: Bill Swan, dietitian supervisor, at bswan@aahs.org or x1577.