The Alliance Advancement Series
Presented on: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Nutrition has become an increasingly important focus in the transplant community with respect to risk reduction and improved outcomes through patient optimization. Malnutrition is an undeniable contributor to poorer outcomes, waitlist mortality and, in extreme cases, determination of potential candidacy for surgery. During this webinar, we will hear from two clinical experts in the field of malnutrition and its etiologies. First, we will be joined by Dr. Charles Mueller who will discuss the diagnosis’ and distinguishing features of different malnutrition subsets across all solid-organ groups. We will then hear from clinical dietician, Courtney Dunn, who will walk us through an effective Nutrition Focused Physical Exam. Courtney will review specific concerns for different organ system groups, and how to personalize nutrition care based on the findings. This comprehensive overview will provide useful information to dietitians involved in the process, as well as clinicians caring for the patient.
- Identify the key signs of malnutrition.
- Describe the differences in malnutrition etiologies.
- Explain how to perform Nutrition Focused Physical Exams.
- Discuss malnutrition, deficiency, and organ-specific nutrition considerations.
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.