When Eating Is No Longer Fun
When Eating Is No Longer Fun is organized by HomeCEU. This live session has been approved for a maximum of 5 Contact Hours.
Speech-Language Pathologists, Recreation/Activities Director, Nursing Home Admins, Dietitian/Nutritionists.
As our population continues to age, health care professionals are defied with a complicated set of questions when caring for patients who fail to thrive. The question is, What has caused my patient to stop eating? When do I recommend alternative versus oral feeding? What circumstances cause aspiration pneumonia, and how can I get my patient to acquire a sense of smell, taste, or an appetite? How can I assist my patient to develop an interest in food while my patient is on a low salt, low fat, low sugar, low acid, and fluid restricted diet? How can I hold my patient from the loneliness associated with eating alone, day after day, after day? When do I finally let go?
These are questions that plague all health care professionals who cope with how, when, and why we feed our patients who are coming to the end stages of their lives.
This live session is outlined to help the healthcare professional define and build a solid care plan when working with this fragile patient population, to discover when therapeutic therapy is indicated, when compensatory, alternative strategies are helpful, and when to encompass hospice.
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study of care options for patients who stop eating.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
• Determine the prevailing definition of adult failure to thrive and how to maintain compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
• Recognize lab studies that show signs of malnutrition
• Classify the stages of swallowing.
• Acknowledge how hospice choices and mortality designations are presented.
• File three triggers for a swallowing evaluation.
- Contact Hours : 5
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