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Common Challenges Conducting NFPE: Focus on the Elderly

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12/16/2023 11:59 PM (ET)

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Welcome to the final assessment for Common Challenges Conducting NFPE: Focus on the Elderly

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The material was presented clearly and was easily understood. *

The subject matter was relevant to my practice. *

The presentation met course objectives. *

The presenter delivered an effective, well-organized presentation. *

The educational activity will result in a change in my practice behavior. *

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Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool For Self-Study Programs

All questions must be answered upon completion of a self-study program prior to receiving a certificate of completion. A copy of this form will be available on the MyCE site in your Course History in addition to your CE certificate. For Dietitians A copy of this form should be kept by the CDR credentialed practitioner. CDR credentialed practitioners must have the form and the certificate in their files should they ever be audited. Failure to include both certificate and completed critical thinking tool will result in a failed audit and loss of the CPE credit.

Carefully reflect upon the learning that has occurred as a result of the completion of the self-study and answer the following questions that will be used to assess elements of essential critical thinking. Responses should be written in complete sentences and where appropriate refer to the relevant section of the self-study material.

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Course Description

Learn about the latest evidence relating to physical frailty, sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity in the elderly patient as it relates to malnutrition. Performing a Nutrition Focused Physical Exam (NFPE) can be a challenge in this patient population due to loss of lean muscle mass and muscle strength.  Enhance your knowledge through patient examples on how to perform a successful NFPE in the elderly. Presented by Sandra I. Austhof, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Course Details

Presented by:

Sandra I. Austhof, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
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Original Program Date:
CE Expiration Date:
12/16/2023 11:59 PM (ET)

Course Objectives

1. Describe the conditions of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity in the elderly as they relate to malnutrition.
2. Discuss physical frailty in the elderly and its association with malnutrition.
3. Identify the challenges when conducting a NFPE for inpatient and outpatient elderly patients.

Original Program Date: December 17, 2020; Expiration date: December 16, 2023 Continuing Education: 1.5 CPEU for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians - CDR level: II

Steps to obtain a certificate: 1) View the course 2) Pass the test 3) Complete an evaluation

Continuing Education:

Nestlé Health Science is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with CDR, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Accredited provider number NE008. Activity Type for Dietitians: Self Study (740 Web Based)