What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. Plus 10 mins quiz.

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Malnutrition is startlingly common in our community. Recent studies in Australia have shown that malnutrition affects up to two-thirds of people in aged-care settings. Its detrimental effects cause significant illness, decrease quality of life and advance mortality. Malnutrition can be effectively managed with good screening and early intervention, but for this to happen, health professionals need to be adept at identifying and acting on its signs and symptoms. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define malnutrition
  • Outline the effects of malnutrition
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of malnutrition
  • Learn practical strategies to initiate malnutrition screening in the community
  • Discuss practical strategies to treat and manage malnutrition

About the Expert

Louise Murray

Louise Murray is an Aged Care Specialist Dietitian for APD and Dietitian Educator for Nosh to Nourish. She has a special interest in Aged Care nutrition, with 16 years of experience in this industry. Her mission is to bring deliciousness back into aged care, by supporting staff to create tasty, quality food that makes the residents want to lick their plates clean! She follows the motto “Through the stomach, to the heart” - we show we care for people through good food and company. She thinks outside the box when it comes to ways to achieve this, and works together with catering staff to develop and create quality and affordable meals.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Malnutrition in the Community

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video Lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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