Speaker: Heather Keller RD PhD
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.
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.