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This webinar will assist dietitians with the implementation of nutrition screening for paediatric inpatients and outpatients.

Learning Objectives:

-Establish the reasons to screen patients.

-Determine what makes a good nutrition screening tool.

-Determine what screening tools are available for paediatric inpatients.

-Implement the nutrition screening process in hospitals

-Manage patients who are screened as at nutritional risk.

-Determine nutrition screening options for paediatric outpatients

-Considerations in designing a nutrition screening tool for children with cerebral palsy

Presented by: 

Dr Melinda White BSc(Hon), Grad Dip Nur&Diet, PhD  Paediatric Dietitian – Clinical Consultant

Dr White has worked as a paediatric dietitian for over 20 years and is the Clinical Consultant in paediatric nutrition at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital where she provides a daily clinical nutrition service to the intensive care unit and consults on clinical paediatric services across Queensland. She has a PhD in the area of paediatric nutrition and has continued with paediatric research resulting in several research grants and international publications in clinical paediatric nutrition. Recently she has led the National Paediatric Nutrition Snapshot Day and multi-centre translational research in paediatric nutrition screening. She is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Medicine, University of Queensland.

Dr Kristie Bell is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with over 17 years of clinical dietetic experience at a large tertiary paediatric hospital, currently as a clinical lead dietitian. In addition she is a senior research fellow with the University of Queensland. Kristie has a particular interest and internationally recognised expertise in the area of nutrition for children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities and in the nutritional assessment of hospitalised infants and children. She completed her PhD in this field in 2005 and has been chief investigator on two NHMRC funded research projects in this field. She has over 30 full publications in peer reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and numerous presentations at national and international conferences. Most recently she is the principle investigator on a new research project developing a screening tool for feeding difficulties and undernutrition in children with cerebral palsy.

Supported by:

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A copy of the presentation slides can be accessed here.