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Becky Dorner

Lab Assessment of Nutritional Status In a Climate of Healthcare Reform

New Recording! Powerpoint slide presentation with audio. Watch Dr. Mary Litchford's recorded Powerpoint presentation along with audio for this program from your PC online. Recorded Version

Expires:  June 17, 2016

2 credit hours

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How will healthcare reform change the way you practice? Routine laboratory testing is changing to focus more on health promotion and disease prevention. Sharpen your clinical detection skills interpreting biochemical nutrition care indicators to support nutrition preventions and nutrition diagnoses. Topics include protein status, inflammatory biomarkers, vitamin mineral deficiencies, risk markers for chronic diseases. Learn how to interpret commonly ordered labs. Information nutrition professionals need to support nutrition diagnoses and to justify requests for lab tests.   

Course Objectives:
After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how healthcare reform will impact the availability of routine laboratory testing.
  2. Discuss the use of laboratory testing as a tool in health promotions and to support nutrition preventions.
  3. Discuss the role of inflammation on interpretation of lab results.
  4. Identify risk factors and biomarkers for selected vitamin mineral deficiencies and selected chronic diseases

Dr. Mary Litchford, PhD, RD, LDN
, is a trailblazer in the field of dietetics known nationally as an acclaimed speaker, author, medical-legal expert and consultant to health care providers. She began her career in public health nutrition setting up WIC programs and then spent a decade teaching dietetics students at University of North Carolina-Greensboro and North Carolina A & T State University. 

For the last 20 years, she has demonstrated her expertise as a nutrition entrepreneur.  She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company focusing on advanced level continuing education for Registered Dietitians and computer-based instructional materials for dietetics students.  She also lectures throughout the country at state affiliate meetings, DPG conferences and industry sponsored programs.

She has written 26 professional reference books, 18 instructional software programs for dietetics students, numerous chapters in college textbooks and ADA publications, many referred scholarly articles and other professional publications. She has written numerous continuing education products for the Association of Nutrition & Food Service Professionals and wrote the clinical nutrition curriculum for the Certified Dietary Managers Course for North Carolina Community Colleges.

Audience: Registered Dietitians (RD), Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN), Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTR) and members of the interdisciplinary team

Course Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Hours: 2 hours CDR Level II

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 3060 Laboratory Tests, 3000 Nutrition Assessment & Diagnosis, 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy, 5100 Elderly, 5090 Adults

Earn credit hours for your entire team!

Multiple participants can view the webinar from 1 location. Each webinar comes with 1 continuing education certificate for 1 participant. Additional certificates maybe purchased by simply selecting “Additional Certificates” when ordering and adding the desired number of certificate quantities in the shopping cart. For example, your team has 4 individuals who want certificates; your shopping cart would look like this:

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Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Professional Education (CPE):
In order to obtain the CPE Certificate, each participant must complete a simple evaluation and pass a 5 question test on the topic. A passing grade of 70% is required. You can re-take the test as many times as needed.

How to Take Test:
You can get to the testing area in one of two ways.

  1. Access the email order confirmation you received after purchasing the program. This has a link you can click on to take the test. If you are part of a group that purchased additional certificates, the email confirmation will have an extra link for the additional certificates ordered. When clicking on the test link, our system will show the exact number of certificates that were purchased. For example, if you order 1 webinar and 3 additional certificates, then the testing area will have 4 available tests/certificates. The person who received the confirmation can simply email it to the person who ordered the additional certificate.
  2. If you are a member on the Becky Dorner & Associates’ website, you can access the test by simply logging into the website at www.beckydorner.com. Once you are logged in, click on the left tool bar on the category “Members Only”, then click on “Purchased Tests”. This page has all of the tests that you have purchased from Becky Dorner & Associates.

Note: If you are interrupted and cannot finish the test, you can save the test and come back at any point in time to finish it.

How to Complete the Evaluation:
Upon successfully completing the test, you will automatically be directed to the evaluation. Simply enter your email address and complete the evaluation. When finished, click “Submit Survey”

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Certificate:
Once the evaluation is submitted, click on either “print or download your certificate” to generate the CPE Certificate with all of the course information including your name. You can print a copy for yourself or save it to your computer.

Questions about the Continuing Professional Education Program?
Please contact Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc. at info@beckydorner.com or 1-800-342-0285.



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Book Details

Laboratory Assessment of Nutritional Status: Bridging Theory & Practice
Cutting-edge reference for professionals working in all healthcare settings. Vital resource for professors teaching MNT/NCP & interns. Includes sections on inflammatory biomarkers, hydration, nutritional anemias, vitamin mineral deficiencies, information on more than 90 lab tests used for assessing nutrition-related conditions. Comprehensive list of medications that may give false lab test results. Medications and diagnoses are cross-referenced in index.

Common Denominators of Declining Nutritional Status
Focuses on modifiable medical conditions that are associated with declining nutritional status in adults. It incorporates many of the geriatric syndromes identified by the AHRQ technical report Common Syndromes in Older Adults Related to Primary and Secondary Prevention. Common denominators discussed include: cognitive impairment, frailty, sarcopenia, cachexia, malnutrition, dehydration, nutrient deficiencies, dysphagia, chronic inflammation and homeostenosis. Learn how to recognize the early warning signs of the common geriatric syndromes and develop effective nutrition intervention strategies. This book can be used for age specific training for Nutrition Care Services professional staff.