Patient Nutrition

Nutrition has a significant impact on hospitalized patient outcomes and medical-surgical nurses are in a key position to lead in the delivery of effective nutrition care.

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by championing better and collaborative nutrition care in hospitalized patients.

Our online resources listed below provide evidence-based practices and tools on nutrition that will help you improve patient outcomes in your practice.

ASPEN’s Malnutrition Awareness Week™

Help support the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM.

ASPEN to offer five webinars* during Malnutrition Awareness Week. AMSN members register for FREE!

Date: September 18 – 22, 2017
Website: www.nutritioncare.org/maw
Contact Information: (301) 587-6315
Email: info@nutritioncare.org

The purpose of this week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and intervening earlier and for the public to realize that they need to ask about their nutrition status and advocate for optimal nutrition care as much as possible.

Participate in a chat with the experts. Download posters to spread the word. Visit the official Malnutrition Awareness Week Website for more information.


Take advantage of the week-long schedule of five webinars* to learn more and earn CNE. Topics are listed below. AMSN members may register for FREE.

AMSN Members Login to your member account to get the special AMSN member code to register for the Malnutrition Awareness Week Webinars Free! A new browser window will open that contains your special code. Simply minimize (or close) that window and continue on to register for the webinars listed below.

ASPEN's Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Webinars

Improving Standardization of Oral Nutrition Supplement Provision in Malnourished Patients* (Register Now)
Monday, September 18, 2017 |  4:00 – 5:30 pm ET

Twitter Chat
Tuesday, September 19, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
In addition to the webinars, join us for a Twitter chat with the National Council on Aging. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #MAW2017.

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Increasing Awareness of Enteral Nutrition in the Pediatric Patient: a Provider and Parent Perspective* (Register Now)
September 19, 2017 |  4:00 – 5:30 pm ET

On the Fast Track with the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol* (Register Now)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 |  4:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Approaching an Audit Through Accurate Documentation and Coding for Malnutrition Diagnosis* (Register Now)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 |  4:00 – 5:30 pm ET    

Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs): A Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative*
Friday,  September 22, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET  

*Participants will receive continuing education credits. ASPEN is accredited to provide medical, pharmacy, nursing and dietetic credits.
Register with these links or go to the Malnutrition Awareness Week Website. Once there select the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS tab to get to the individual webinar registration links.

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute - Adult Malnutrition

With more than a decade of experience as an accredited provider of nursing and dietitian credits in the U.S., Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is great source for educational materials on Adult Malnutrition.

Take advantage of the educational resources on recognizing, addressing and managing adult malnutrition.

The programs you'll find in their library support ANHI's commitment to science-based nutrition through continuing education.

Learn about their, free, Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition.

Go to the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute

Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition Culminates

AMSN had the opportunity to collaborate with Abbott Nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) to launch The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition in 2013.

Over the past several years, the Alliance has been dedicated to taking an interprofessional approach to champion nutrition practices for patients. This collaborative effort created several tools and resources, such as the consensus paper, to help hospitals advocate for effective nutrition practices in their organization.

With these achievements, the Alliance has culminated but AMSN and its partners remain committed to ending malnutrition in the hospital and community. We will continue to support ongoing educational activities and collaborate with organizations like Abbott, AND, ASPEN and the Defeat Malnutrition Today coalition to help address malnutrition in the U.S. and around the world.

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