Nutrition Masterclass: Nutrition in Aged Care

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Session overview

8 topics and accredited with 10 CPD hours from the Australian College of Nursing

  • Gory Endings

    Wound nutrition in pressure ulcer prevention and wound healing. Includes Wound Specialist Nurse and Dietitian presentation and wound supplement taste test.

  • On the Stool

    Strategies to modify diet to optimize control of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBD, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.

  • Skeletons in the closet

    Medrounds, malnutrition screening and nutrition supplement update (taste testing session of a mix of high protein high energy supplements over morning tea). Includes presentation from Dietitian and Nursing Rep.

  • Hung out to dry

    PEG feeding tips and trouble shooting. Includes Enteral Nutrition Nurse Educator session along with dietitian presentation.

  • Approaching obesity

    The assessment and identification of obesity in adults. Evidenced based approaches to prevent and treat. Sarcopenia also covered by Dietitian during this session.

  • 'Just a touch of sugar'

    Evidence Based Dietary Guidelines for Diabetes management. Includes presentation from both a Credentialed Diabetes Educator and Dietitian on the topic and practical demonstration of current Blood Glucose Monitors and Insulin Pumps.

  • Hard to Swallow

    The Dysphagia Dietary Guidelines (Thickened Fluid Supplement taste testing over lunch). Includes Speech Pathologist presentation and dietitian presentation.

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

    What to recommend yourself and when to hand over to a dietitian.

The presenters

Robyn Hart (Credentialed Diabetes Educator) – Robyn is an RN working as a diabetes educator for well over 20 years in the hospital setting as well as in the community.

Bernadette Dutton (Speech Pathologist): Bernadette has more than 24 years’ experience working in both hospital and community settings and has more than 15 years’ experience servicing aged care facilities. Bernadette is a clinical educator for The University of Queensland and Australian Catholic University speech pathology student voice clinics. Bernadette is a certified practitioner of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) technique for the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease and is regularly involved in quality improvement projects.

Gina Crane (Wound Nurse): Gina has been a registered nurse for over 30 years and now works at McKenzie Aged Care providing innovative Wound Care to their residents. Gina is passionate about improving the quality of wound care practices and sharing her practical tips and lessons with other passionate health care professionals.

Cherie Hugo (Accredited Practising Dietitian and PhD Scholar): Cherie has developed and presented nutrition education sessions to nursing staff since 1999. Single Workshop Sessions on the following topics have been presented to Aged Care Facility Staff since 1999 – Diabetes Update, Dysphagia, Hydration, Food Chart Monitoring, Wound Nutrition, Nutrition Supplement Updates, Enteral Feeding, Malnutrition Screening and Assessment Workshops to name but a few. Cherie has also coordinated hospital based nursing education and catering staff education sessions on a regular basis during her 10 years as head dietitian at John Flynn Private Hospital and for 3 years at head dietitian at Pindara Private Hospital. Cherie regularly presents community nutrition education sessions – recent sessions include Family Cooking Nutrition Education, Prostate Support Group Nutrition Education, Cardiac Group Nutrition Education, Respiratory Rehab Nutrition

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