Malnutrition in older adults - Your responsibility as a health professional
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- Doris Eglseer, Christa Lohrmann, Sand...
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This course is intended for nursing staff and other health care professionals (e.g. medicine) as well as students of health care studies. In this course, fundamental information is provided on the topic of malnutrition in the elderly, and methods used for screening and assessment are presented. One focal point of this course is prevention and intervention measures. In addition, the course focuses on the evaluation of these measures as well as multidisciplinary cooperation. All course content is based on guidelines, expert knowledge, results of a previously-conducted online questionnaire survey and the content of existing, international online courses. The course content has been prepared in accordance to practical application.
After the course, you have a solid background knowledge about malnutrition in the elderly. You will learn how malnourished people can be identified in different settings. You will learn appropriate intervention techniques for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. In addition, you will learn how to evaluate the set measures and understand what you need to consider when taking part in a multidisciplinary collaboration.
Participants need to
- watch all videos
- learn more about various topics by referring to additional documents and links
- active participate in the forum (only in the supervised course)
- 75% correct answers on tests for a certificate
For actively participating in the course you will receive an automatic confirmation of participation (certificate) which includes your username, the course title, course duration as well as the hours required to complete the course. We want to point out that this certificate merely confirms that the user answered at least 75% of the self-assessment questions correctly.
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Doris Eglseer, Christa Lohrmann, Sandra Schüssler
Doris Eglseer, BBSc, MSc is a university assistant and doctoral student (topic: malnutrition screening) at the Institute of Nursing Science of the Medical University of Graz, Austria. She completed her master’s and bachelor's degree in Health- and Nursing Science at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, as well as her bachelor's degree in Dietetics at FH Joanneum Bad Gleichenberg, Austria. Ms Eglseer has practical experience as a dietitian.
Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Christa Lohrmann is the Head of the Institute of Nursing Science at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. This MOOC course is a result of the Austrian work package (Leader: Prof. Lohrmann) of the MaNuEL project, in which seven European countries are participating. Christa Lohrmann is an experienced researcher who completed her PhD in Nursing Science at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, after completing her Master degree in Nursing Education Science. The research areas of Prof. Lohrmann cover care dependency, dementia, assessment instruments, research implementation, malnutrition, as well as various nursing care problems (pressure ulcer, falls, incontinence).
Dr.in Sandra Schüssler, MSc, BSc is the Deputy Head of the Institute of Nursing Science at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. She completed her doctorate degree in Nursing Science as well as her master's and bachelor's degree in Health- and Nursing Science at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. Ms. Schüssler is also a qualified psychiatric mental health nurse. Her research area is dementia in relation to care dependency, new technologies and nursing care problems, like malnutrition.