AFHTO Events

Webinar event: “Making the case for nutrition screening in team-based primary care to meet the needs of your frail clients”

Wednesday November 21, 2018 Go to Webinar 12:00-1:00pm EST
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“Making the case for nutrition screening in team-based primary care to meet the needs of your frail clients”, presented by Dr. Heather Keller
Did you know that ….

  • Malnourished patients cost $2000 more per hospital stay and cost an addition 2 billion dollars per year in health care costs?
  • Malnourished seniors are three times more likely to fall?
  • Malnutrition = fragility?

Primary care is the optimal place for the identification and treatment of malnutrition by team-based care. Primary care providers play a key role in treatment of this preventable disease (diagnostic code 263.)  Nutrition screening in FHTs started in 2016 and now over a hundred teams are screening.

This webinar will make the case for nutrition screening as a means of shifting primary care to ‘upstream’ prevention of undernutrition and eventual frailty. Come learn how team-based primary care teams can improve health care for pre-frail and frail clients.