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Applying Academy/ASPEN Guidelines to Identify and Document Adult Malnutrition: A Change in Practice

This live event took place on March 21, 2013.

Event code: 19447
CPE Hours 2.0
CPE Level 2
Suggested Learning Need Codes: 5410, 3005, 5280, 5390

Two experienced advanced practitioners will teach bedside application of the new ASPEN/Academy guidelines for the identification and documentation of adult malnutrition. Participants will learn how to integrate evidence obtained from reviewing the medical record, conducting a patient interview and nutrition-focused physical examination, and other sources to determine the possible etiology, presence, and degree of malnutrition.

Learning Objectives

Clinicians should be able to:

  • Identify potential sources of information used to determine the etiology, presence, and degree of malnutrition and recognize the difference between primary and supportive evidence.
  • Use correct terminology when documenting malnutrition in the medical record.
  • Apply ASPEN/Academy characteristics to determine the etiology, presence, and degree of malnutrition.


  • Cindy Hamilton MS, RD, LD, Director, Nutrition, Center for Human Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Robert DeChicco MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Manager, Nutrition Support Team, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

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  • SKU: AUDMAL313

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