Nutrition Care and Dysphagia in Geriatric Patients
Hone your ability to function on a multidisciplinary dysphagia team while gaining a better understanding of the unique nutrition needs and deficiencies adults face as they age. We’ll also discuss interventions designed to improve the nutrition status of geriatric patients. Afterwards, you’ll be more equipped to consider the comprehensive picture of a patient’s care when making therapy and modified diet recommendations.
You will be able to:
- describe the nutritional needs and issues in geriatric patients
- list barriers to optimal nutrition status in this population
- identify causes and nutritional consequences of dysphagia in geriatric patients
- describe the effect of modified textured diets on nutrition status
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12/17/2013 to 5/8/2014