Malnutrition Initiatives in Home Care


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Speakers: Nanette Giswold and Kelly Reinprecht

The prevalence of malnutrition among home care clients is well established. As Canadian health care shifts towards the home setting, practices to detect, prevent and treat malnutrition are of increasing importance. Furthermore, there is a need to complement malnutrition initiatives in the hospital setting to ensure continuation of nutrition care for successful discharge. In this Webinar you will hear from Dietitians working in the New Brunswick Extra Mural Program and the Alberta Home Living Program on malnutrition initiatives in Home Care.


About the speakers:
Nanette Giswold received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Acadia University in Wolfville, NS and she completed her dietetic internship at Moncton City Hospital in Moncton NB. Nanette started working with Extra Mural Program, initially filling temporary positions which lead to a full time position in Saint John and later she transferred to Fredericton where she is currently employed. Nanette has been with the Extra Mural Program for over 25 years providing nutrition services to patients in their homes. She has taken various leadership roles in accreditation, documentation, policies and procedures and smoking cessation.

Kelly Reinprecht is a Registered Dietitian working within the Alberta Health Services, Home Living Program, in Edmonton Alberta. Kelly graduated from the University of Alberta Integrated Dietetic Internship program and previously practiced in Long Term Care and Rural Acute Care. Kelly is a member of the Northern Alberta Continuing Care Interest Group and was previously the Chair of the Alberta Long Term Care Action Group. Kelly has a passion for geriatric nutrition and has been involved in malnutrition initiatives within the Edmonton Zone and Provincially.

** Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Thursday, September 28, 2017


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Last Updated: September 28, 2017

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