This course takes a look at malnutrition – the state of being poorly nourished – and the effects it can have on the elderly population. Learning objectives: 1. Define malnutrition in the elderly and its prevalence; 2. Recognize the risk factors and signs and symptoms of the malnourished elderly; 3. Explain the causes of malnutrition in the elderly; 4. Describe the interventions and treatments of malnutrition among the elderly. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing education: 1.0 Category 1 CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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