A Malnutrition Standard for Canadian Hospitals: Prevention, Detection and Treatment

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Roseann Nasser RD, Research Dietitian, Saskatchewan Health Authority - and -

Rupinder Dhaliwal RD FDC, Director of Operations, Metabolic Syndrome Canada

Malnutrition in hospitals is a significant issue worldwide. A Canadian study in 18 hospitals found that 1 in 2 Canadians admitted is malnourished on admission and in children it is estimated to be 1 in 3. The estimated cost of malnutrition based on hospital stay alone is $2 billion in Canada and even higher in other countries. The CNS Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF) has been working with Health Standards Organization (HSO) on developing a national Malnutrition Standard that meets the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) standard development requirements for hospitals. Attend this webinar to learn about how this new standard for Canadian hospitals will address malnutrition.


By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Be aware of the process for developing a National Standard for Malnutrition.
  2. Be familiar with the evidence supporting the development of the Standard.
  3. Understand the applicability of the Standard in hospitals across Canada.

About the Speakers:

Roseann Nasse
r MSc RD FDC CNSC is a research dietitian in the Saskatchewan Health Authority in Regina, Saskatchewan. As co-chair of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force, she has been instrumental in promoting nutrition care knowledge and optimal practice through research and education activities. Roseann has participated in a number of research studies to prevent, detect and treat malnutrition in hospitalized adults. She was awarded the “Fellow of Dietitians of Canada" for her professional contributions and leadership in dietetics. She has been actively involved in the educational and regulatory pillars of the dietetic profession. Roseann is a leading member of the working group that developed a National Malnutrition Standard for Canadian Hospitals.

Rupinder Dhaliwal RD FDC has been representing the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force in the development of a national standard for Malnutrition in collaboration with Health Standards Organization and a working group of international experts. As Director of Operations, Metabolic Syndrome Canada, she is currently leading the expansion of a team-based diet and exercise intervention, the CHANGE program, in primary care clinics across Canada. She is well known for her experience in critical care research where she played a key role in the implementation of multicenter randomized trials and the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nutrition. Rupinder she has written numerous scientific publications and presented at many national and international conferences. In 2016 she was awarded the “Fellow of Dietitians of Canada" and she received the Canadian Nutrition Society Allied Health Award in Nutrition Care in 2019. Rupinder served on the CNS Board of Directors from 2017-2020

** Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Tuesday, October 6, 2020


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