Recorded Webinar: The Academy/A.S.P.E.N. Malnutrition Consensus Criteria: Applying Them in Your Practice

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3010, 3080, 5000; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 10.1.3, 10.2.3, 10.2.4

In 2012 a workgroup of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition published a consensus paper outlining characteristics for the diagnosis of adult hospital malnutrition. Using the etiology approach for defining malnutrition as outlined by Jensen and colleagues, 6 general characteristics are outlined with specific thresholds to delineate severe and non-severe malnutrition. This webinar will provide practical strategies for criteria implementation and application through a case based format.

The live version of this webinar was presented by Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, CNSC, LD, FAND, FASPEN, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 2 pm EDT. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175, Recorded Pre-Approved Self-Study Materials, for this activity type.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Describe the practical steps for determining a patient’s/resident’s malnutrition etiology
  2. List the six malnutrition criteria and outline processes for their identification in specific patients/residents
  3. Discuss inclusion of the malnutrition criteria in the nutrition care process and medical record documentation
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Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, CNSC, LD, FAND, FASPEN is a Dietitian member of the Nutrition Support Team at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, OH, where she is involved in the management of patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. She also serves as a Clinical Practice Specialist for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). Ainsley is a certified nutrition support clinician and has given international, national and local presentations on many nutrition support topics. She served as the 2014 A.S.P.E.N. President and was A.S.P.E.N.'s representative to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Malnutrition Workgroup. Ainsley has devoted a considerable amount of her practice and leadership to the issue of malnutrition in hospitalized patients.


This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you through an unrestricted medical grant from Abbott Nutrition. Please note that Abbott Nutrition provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. The presenter of this course reports the following relevant disclosure: she is a Clinical Practice Specialist with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

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