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
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.
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