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Educational Webinars and On-Demand Videos Highlight ASPEN's Malnutrition Awareness Week

ASPEN's Annual Campaign to Raise Awareness of Malnutrition Expands Its Reach

Building on the popularity and success of its annual Malnutrition Awareness Week, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) has expanded the educational opportunities and resources that will be available during this year's event on September 24–28.

One in three patients is malnourished. Malnutrition has a negative impact on patient outcomes—higher infection rates, longer hospital stays, and increased medical costs.

"During our 7th Annual Malnutrition Awareness Week, health care providers, caregivers, and consumers can access even more educational opportunities and resources than in prior years to better understand the critical role nutrition plays in patient care," says Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASPEN, senior director of clinical practice, quality, and advocacy of ASPEN. "They can also gain a broader perspective on the life-altering impact of malnutrition through our new series of patient stories."

On-Demand Videos
Busy professionals in any time zone and in any country will benefit from ASPEN's six new, on-demand short videos that educate on nutrition screening and assessment, appropriate nutrition intervention for malnourished patients, and malnutrition's impact on metabolism and outcome in adult and pediatric critically ill patients. These videos will be posted on the Malnutrition Solution Center at nutritioncare.org/malnutrition.

The videos are in addition to the educational webinars that are a mainstay of Malnutrition Awareness Week.

Webinars With CE Credits
This year, the high-quality webinars ASPEN offers will educate health care professionals and caregivers on nutrition screening methods for adults and children, the latest developments in diagnosing malnutrition in obese patients, and key malnutrition indicators in neonates. The webinars provide one hour of CE credit each. Find the webinar schedule at nutritioncare.org/MAWSchedule.

For Consumers
Malnutrition Awareness Week also has an added emphasis on providing the information and tools consumers need to advocate for themselves and their family members. They can join the "Community Nutrition Resources: What is Available for the Discharged Patient?" webinar, the "Virtual Lunch with the Experts: Legislation for Malnutrition Prevention," and view the on-demand video on "How Do I Talk with My Healthcare Provider." In addition, there are tools, patient stories, and resources for consumers in ASPEN's Malnutrition Solution Center.

Join us for Malnutrition Awareness Week. For a complete schedule, to register for any of the events, and to view the on-demand videos, go to nutritioncare.org/maw.

— Source: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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