Practical Applications of Lab Assessment of Nutritional Status Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: July 22, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Strenghen your critical thinking skills! Join award winning dietitian, Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN to learn the latest on lab assessment as a predictor of nutritional status! 

Using laboratory assessment to document the positive impact of MNT demonstrates the benefits of our professional expertise to the medical team.

Changes in laboratory values reflect changes in medical condition, but not always nutritional status. Learn how to be alert to abnormal laboratory test results associated with acute and chronic conditions managed in part with MNT, and use biochemical and diagnostic test results consistent with nutrient deficiencies or toxicities to support your nutrition diagnoses.

Topics include hydration status, inflammatory biomarkers, nutrition-related anemia, micronutrient deficiencies, and risk markers for chronic conditions. Learn how to interpret commonly ordered labs and strengthen your critical thinking skills in nutrition assessment – the information nutrition professionals need to justify requests for lab tests.

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"Excellent for application of knowledge and skills of nutrition to the overall survey process."
- Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND, Owner/President, Salem, IN
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After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of inflammatory biomarkers as it relates to declining nutritional status.
  2. Assess laboratory test results for hydration status, nutrition-related anemia, micronutrient deficiencies, and other nutrition related chronic disorders.
  3. Apply principles of the Nutrition Care Process in the laboratory assessment of nutritional status.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: Live: 157805 / Recorded: 157806

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar / 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address a need.
  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.
  • 10.2.3 Analyzes and synthesizes the assessment data to identify nutrition problems following the Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care for RDNs.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

Mary Litchford Webinar SpeakerMary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LD is a trailblazer in the field of dietetics known internationally as an acclaimed speaker, author, and consultant to health care providers. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company focusing on advanced level continuing education for RDNs and instructional materials for dietetics students.

She presents programs across the country, and has written numerous professional reference books, continuing education programs, instructional software programs, chapters in college textbooks and Academy publications, refereed scholarly articles and other professional publications. She is Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (only the 2nd RDN to ever hold this prestigious position).Additionally, Dr. Litchford is one of the NPUAP representatives to the 2019 Guideline Goverance Group responsible for the 2019 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries Clinical Practice Guideline (she is the first RDN to serve on the Guideline Governance Group).

Disclosures:  Dr. Litchford is a consultant to Prosynthesis and Medline Industries, and receives honorariums from Abbott Nutrition and Nestle Nutrition. She is also President of CASE Software & Books and the author of advanced CE programs on wounds. However, she has confirmed no conflict of interest exists for this program.