Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Hands-on Training Workshop

Research shows that early nutrition intervention of a patient with malnutrition can decrease length of stay, falls, pressure ulcers, infections, complications, re-admissions and overall health care costs. Registered dietitian nutritionists can perform a nutrition focused physical exam to more accurately provide individuals with a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition. While the NFPE is only one component of the nutrition assessment, it can provide necessary supportive data to identify and nutrition diagnose the patient with, or at risk for, malnutrition.

The workshop provides the RDN with the skills to perform an NFPE, empowering the RDN to accurately identify and provide a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition for patients. Workshops are available across the country with the focus on the adult or pediatric population.


Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Details

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Upcoming Workshops

NFPE Training Workshops are on hold at this time.

For more information about any of the above NFPE Hands-On Training Workshops please contact nfpe@eatright.org or 312/899-4707.

Workshop Details

Subjects Discussed:

  • Discussions on malnutrition characteristics and documentation
  • An interactive, hands-on experience to obtain NFPE skills:
    • Assessment for muscle wasting and fat loss
    • Assessment for micronutrient deficiencies/toxicities
    • Assessment for fluid accumulation/edema
    • Assessment for functional status/hand grip strength
    • For Pediatrics – Assessment for mid-upper arm circumference
  • In-depth discussions on Coding for Malnutrition
  • Case Study to review NFPE/Malnutrition components
    • Putting it all together from head to toe
  • Demonstrate basic NFPE skills

General Information

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Articles

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