Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Webinars

 

Tackling Malnutrition in Community: Transitions between hospital and home

Date and Time: October 5, 2020 1200 - 1300 hours EDT

Speaker: Heather Keller RD PhD, Schlegel Research Chair, Nutrition & Aging, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and University of Waterloo

Transitions from hospital to home for patients who are malnourished are a potentially vulnerable period as a result of short admissions and continuing recovery post discharge. Research to date indicates that there are gaps in care in most Canadian communities and that these transitions can be improved. More-2-Eat Phase 1 demonstrated that identification of risk and starting of treatment in hospital led to continued use of treatments to benefit patients post discharge. Linking up the hospital and community sector is another key strategy to continue recovery of malnourished patients and support recovery and reduce further health events (e.g. ER admission, readmission, exacerbated morbidity). The CNS Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF) has recently created and validated a pathway of care to support transitions of malnourished patients to primary care settings. Development of the pathway and next steps will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Be aware of the identified gaps in nutrition care for malnourished patients in transition from hospital to home in Canada.
  2. Understand the contrast between current practice and ideal practice for primary care nutrition.
  3. Be able to use the CMTF primary care pathway as an initiator of dialogue within their region to promote transition nutrition care.

This webinar is presented in English. Speaker bio available here.

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A Malnutrition Standard for Canadian Hospitals: Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Date and Time: October 6, 2020 1430 - 1530 hours EDT

Speakers: Roseann Nasser RD, Research Dietitian, Saskatchewan Health Authority and Rupinder Dhaliwal RD FDC, Director of Operations, Metabolic Syndrome Canada

Malnutrition in hospitals is a significant issue worldwide. A Canadian study in 18 hospitals found that 1 in 2 Canadians admitted is malnourished on admission and in children it is estimated to be 1 in 3. The estimated cost of malnutrition based on hospital stay alone is $2 billion in Canada and even higher in other countries. The CNS Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF) has been working with Health Standards Organization (HSO) on developing a national Malnutrition Standard that meets the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) standard development requirements for hospitals. Attend this webinar to learn about how this new standard for Canadian hospitals will address malnutrition.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Be aware of the process for developing a National Standard for Malnutrition.
  2. Be familiar with the evidence supporting the development of the Standard.
  3. Understand the applicability of the Standard in hospitals across Canada.

This webinar is presented in English. Speaker bios available here.

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Learning from COVID-19: The Value of Nutrition Across the Care Spectrum

Date and Time: October 7, 2020 1200 - 1300 hours EDT

Speakers:

Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS)
Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCP, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Alberta; Provincial Medical Advisor, Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services

Heather Keller, RD, PhD, Schlegel Research Chair, Nutrition & Aging, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and University of Waterloo

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC, Team Leader, Dietitian Specialist, Department of Nutrition, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor, Health Sciences, Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)
Dr Anne Holdoway (Education Officer for BAPEN, Chair of the Malnutrition Pathway consensus panel and consultant dietitian) and Carolyn Wheatley (Chair of PINNT)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought heightened attention to the role that nutrition plays in the immune response to infection, its link to comorbidities that predispose one to the virus, and in the long road to recovery. From their unique perspectives, experts from ASPEN, BAPEN and CNS-CMTF will review the impact of COVID-19, the evidence supporting the integral role of nutrition, and provide valuable insights into the challenges that COVID-19 brings to practitioners across the continuum of care. Strategies and practical solutions to overcome these challenges in intensive care, acute care, primary and long-term care will be discussed. Special considerations for transitions of care between settings will also be discussed.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  1. Become familiar with the evidence on the importance of nutrition impacting patient outcomes.
  2. Understand the challenges faced by those providing nutrition care to those with COVID-19 in different care settings.
  3. Learn about the potential and trialed solutions to overcome challenges around nutrition care which could be applied to other disease states or clinical events.

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Speaker bios available here.

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Advances in Nutrition Care to Prevent, Detect and Treat Malnutrition

Date and Time: October 8, 2020  1200 - 1300 hours EDT

Speaker: Manon Laporte RD MSc CNSC, Clinical Dietitian, Réseau de santé Vitalité Health Network

Since the development of a consensus and evidenced-based Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) for use with medical and surgical patients, the evidence base has grown with respect to the prevention, detection and treatment of hospital malnutrition. A recent state-of-the evidence review (SOER) has been carried out by the CNS Canadian Malnutrition Task Force to identify the latest novel and solution focused evidence to improve hospital nutrition care. This session will highlight the key evidence with practical suggestions for the uptake of best practices to address malnutrition in adult patients.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  1. Be familiar with the latest evidence that supports the improvement of nutrition care in hospitals.
  2. Have insight into the best practices from the recent studies behind this evidence.
  3. Know how to implement best practices for addressing malnutrition in Canadian hospitals.

This webinar is presented in English. A French version of this webinar will also be available on demand in the CNS Education Portal.

Speaker bio available here.

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Advancing Malnutrition Care in Pediatrics

Date and Time: October 9, 2020 1200 - 1300 hours EDT

Speaker: Jessie Hulst MD, Staff Gastroenterologist at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto

Evaluation of nutritional status and provision of adequate nutrition are crucial in the management of hospitalized children during illness because malnutrition is common and is associated with adverse clinical outcomes. It is therefore important to increase awareness about pediatric malnutrition and this is one of the tasks of the Pediatric Working Group of the CNS Canadian Malnutrition Taskforce (CMTF). A recent national survey study was performed in all tertiary paediatric hospitals in Canada and addressed current practices for all pillars of malnutrition care of hospitalized children (screening, assessment, treatment, monitoring and follow-up). The results of the survey, which will be discussed, have informed the CMTF Pediatric Working Group on the development of a Pediatric Integrated Pathway for Nutrition in Acute Care (pINPAC) which will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Be aware of the prevalence and implications of malnutrition in hospitalized pediatric patients.
  2. Have knowledge related to screening, assessment and management of malnutrition in pediatric patients.
  3. Understand the current state of malnutrition care in Canadian pediatric hospitals.
  4. Be familiar with the Pediatric Integrated Pathway for Nutrition in Acute Care (pINPAC).

This webinar is presented in English. A French version of this webinar is scheduled October 9 at 1400 EDT (see below).

Speaker bio available here.

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Améliorer la prise en charge de la malnutrition en pédiatrie

This webinar is presented in French. An English version of this webinar is scheduled October 9 at 1200 EDT (see  above).

Date et heure : Le 9 octobre, de 14 h à 15 h, HE

Conférencière : Valérie Marchand, M.D., FRCPC, l’Université de Sherbrooke et l’Université de Montréal.

L’évaluation de l’état nutritionnel et l’offre de soins nutritionnels adéquats sont des éléments importants dans la prise en charge de l’enfant hospitalisé. La malnutrition est fréquente chez l’enfant malade et est souvent associée à des résultats cliniques défavorables. Il est donc très important de sensibiliser les professionnels de la santé à ce problème et c’est l’un des mandats du Comité de réflexion sur l’alimentation des enfants du Groupe de travail canadien sur la malnutrition (GTCM). Un récent sondage effectué auprès de tous les hôpitaux pédiatriques tertiaires au Canada a évalué les pratiques actuelles en matière de prise en charge de la malnutrition chez l’enfant hospitalisé (dépistage, évaluation nutritionnelle, traitement, surveillance et suivi). Les résultats de cette enquête, dont il sera question, ont permis au Comité de réflexion sur l’alimentation des enfants de mettre au point une Démarche intégrée de soins nutritionnels en contexte de soins aigus adaptée aux enfants (pINPAC). Cet outil sera également présenté dans le cadre du webinaire.

Objectifs d'apprentissage :

1.     Mieux faire connaître la prévalence et les conséquences de la malnutrition chez l’enfant hospitalisé

2.     Améliorer les connaissances sur le dépistage, l’évaluation et la prise en charge de la malnutrition chez l’enfant

3.     Discuter de l’état des choses en matière de prise en charge de la malnutrition dans les hôpitaux pédiatriques au Canada

4.     Décrire la Démarche intégrée de soins nutritionnels en contexte de soins aigus adaptée aux enfants (pINPAC)

Ce webinaire est donné en français. Une présentation en anglais de ce webinaire aura lieu le 9 octobre, à 12 h, HE.

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