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This webinar series has been developed for healthcare professionals. The information in this webinar series is not, and is not intended to be, medical advice. Professional medical advice should be obtained before taking action on any issue covered within the webinars.
Key success factors in managing malnutrition across settings
In this webinar, clinical dietitian Steph Yap and community dietitian Kate Dacanay will walk you through the different pathways they use to manage malnourished patients in their respective settings. Steph and Kate will share their thoughts on optimising a patient’s transition between hospital and the community, and touch on the challenges COVID-19 has presented in their work.
Oropharyngeal dysphagia and nutrition – a two way street
How does swallowing impairment impact nutritional needs, nutritional ability and quality of life? Join Speech Language Pathologist Dr Anna Miles and Laryngologist Dr Jacqui Allen in this webinar to find out! Anna and Jacqui will explore potential management strategies, including diet modifications, and factors that affect dietary choices in patients and their caregivers. They will also touch on the need for multidisciplinary collaboration in caring for dysphagic patients.
Make or break: The importance of dairy for older adults
The Royal Commission into Quality and Safety in Aged-Care revealed that too often, residential aged care providers fail to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly. This results in an increased risk of falls and fractures, as well as significant healthcare costs. The issue at hand is a complex interplay between many competing factors and as such, it’s important that preventative, simple and cost-effective strategies are sought and implemented. In this webinar, Dr Sandra Iuliano explores how increasing consumption of milk, cheese and yoghurt can help to tackle malnutrition and fracture risk in aged care settings.
Creating high-quality menus in aged care settings with food fortification
Improving the nutritional quality of aged care menus on a large scale can be challenging. In this webinar, presented by Louise Murray, you’ll learn about the goals of food fortification in aged care settings. Louise will provide practical tips for developing delicious fortified recipes, including when to add oral nutritional supplements (ONS) and how to maintain flavour and food stability. Louise will also troubleshoot the use of ONS powders in large-scale cooking to help you support aged care chefs.
Indirect calorimetry in everyday practice: European and Australian experiences
Join Dr Elisabeth De Waele, Dr Suzie Ferrie and Kate Lambell in this panel discussion as they delve into the indirect calorimetry (IC) practices used in their respective settings. You’ll learn about the latest evidence on the use of IC and explore what defines best practice when using IC – both now and into the future. Plus, Elisabeth, Suzie and Kate will share case studies from the many different scenarios in which they’ve used IC.
Dietitians + nurses: How to collaborate in general practice to improve nutrition for older adults
There is a strong link between undernutrition and frailty. In this webinar, Primary Healthcare Nurse Consultant Jane Bollen will explore evidence-based screening tools that help you to recognise older people with, or at risk of, frailty. Jane will challenge your assumptions about ageing and provide useful tips for working effectively with GP nurses and the older population. Jane will also cover treatment options and referral pathways for people who are frail and undernourished.
*Competition is open to Australian and New Zealand residents over the age of 18. Competition opens on 27 September 2021 at 12.30pm and closes 22 October 2021 at 5pm. To enter the competition, entrants must either attend a live Malnutrition Week ANZ webinar or watch the recording by COB 22 October. Entrants who attend a live webinar are automatically entered in the competition. Entrants who watch a recording must enter their details via the survey attached to the end of the webinar recording. Entrants receive one entry per webinar they watch, whether that be via attending live or watching a recording. Entrants will be entered onto a spreadsheet and selected via a random number generator; the first winner selected receives a ticket to Dietitians Unite 2022, and the next 5 winners drawn will receive a $50 AMAZON gift card. Prizes will be delivered via email. AMAZON gift cards are subject to AMAZON’s T&Cs. Winners will be drawn on 25 October at Dietitian Connection headquarters and contacted on the same day via email, then announced via the Dietitian Connection e-newsletter on 31 October 2021. Entrants are responsible for any expenses incurred by entering the competition. Entrants will not be refunded for any expenses incurred by entering the competition. The 1st prize, a ticket to Dietitians Unite 2022, does not include travel or accommodation costs associated with attending the event. Entrants who breach these terms and conditions will be disqualified. Entrants must meet eligibility criteria and accept the T&Cs.
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