Roseann Nasser RD
Rupinder Dhaliwal RD FDC
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.
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.