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Nutrition & Pressure Injuries: Putting the New Guidelines into Practice

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09/30/2023 11:59 PM (ET)

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Welcome to the final assessment for Nutrition & Pressure Injuries: Putting the New Guidelines into Practice

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The presentation met course objectives *

The subject matter was relevant to my job *

The material was presented clearly and was easily understood *

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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

The latest Clinical Practice Guidelines on pressure injury (Stage 2 or greater) suggest providing malnourished and at risk patients with increased amounts of calories, protein, L-arginine, zinc and other antioxidants provided by diet and oral nutritional supplements or enteral formulas. Dr. Litchford reviews these recommendations from the perspective of the supporting evidence and the healing process for partial and full thickness wounds. A case study is also presented to reinforce the importance of nutritional assessment and show practical implementation of guideline recommendations. Presented by Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN.

Course Details

Presented by:

Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN
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Original Program Date:
CE Expiration Date:
09/30/2023 11:59 PM (ET)

Course Objectives

1. Explain the science of skin and key nutrients needed for wound healing 
2. Discuss the nutrition recommendations in the 2019 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) 
3. Apply and practice implementation of the 2019 CPG nutrition recommendations using a case study approach 

Original Program Date: October 1, 2020; Expiration date: September 30, 2023 Continuing Education: 1.00 CE for Nurses; 1.00 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) Nestlé Health Science is a Continuing Education Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing; Provider Number 11366.