Advancing Malnutrition Care in Pediatrics

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Jessie Hulst MD,
Staff Gastroenterologist at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto

Evaluation of nutritional status and provision of adequate nutrition are crucial in the management of hospitalized children during illness because malnutrition is common and is associated with adverse clinical outcomes. It is therefore important to increase awareness about pediatric malnutrition and this is one of the tasks of the Pediatric Working Group of the CNS Canadian Malnutrition Taskforce (CMTF). A recent national survey study was performed in all tertiary paediatric hospitals in Canada and addressed current practices for all pillars of malnutrition care of hospitalized children (screening, assessment, treatment, monitoring and follow-up). The results of the survey, which will be discussed, have informed the CMTF Pediatric Working Group on the development of a Pediatric Integrated Pathway for Nutrition in Acute Care (pINPAC) which will also be presented.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Be aware of the prevalence and implications of malnutrition in hospitalized pediatric patients.
  2. Have knowledge related to screening, assessment and management of malnutrition in pediatric patients.
  3. Understand the current state of malnutrition care in Canadian pediatric hospitals.
  4. Be familiar with the Pediatric Integrated Pathway for Nutrition in Acute Care (pINPAC).

About the Speaker:

Dr. Jessie Hulst is a staff gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Toronto. Before joining Sick Kids in July 2018, she was a Staff Gastroenterologist in Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, from 2011-2018. She has developed a simple nutritional screening tool (STRONGkids), which is used widely around the world. As the Chair of Pediatric section of the Dutch Malnutrition Taskforce she was involved in the development and implementation of a nationwide pediatric malnutrition pathway and development of mandatory National Hospital Quality Indicators on pediatric malnutrition. She is currently the co-chair of the Pediatric working group of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force and working on the design and implementation of a pediatric Malnutrition Pathway in Canada. At Sickkids, Jessie is running a complex Nutrition clinic and EoE clinic, she is the hospital PN medical lead and the chair of the Nutritional Advisory Committee. She has published > 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and >10 book chapters.

** Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Friday, October 9, 2020


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