Performing nutrition focused physical exams is a critical step in identifying malnourished patients, and can be easily incorporated into the RDN’s nutrition assessment process. This session will review and highlight, through a “head to toe” approach, how to assess patients/clients for muscle loss, fat loss, and edema presence.
- Outline the importance of a nutrition focused physical examination in the overall nutrition assessment process.
- Explain nutrition-focused physical assessment techniques for identifying and grading malnutrition of subcutaneous fat loss and muscle loss.
- Describe edematous conditions and demonstrate how to assess for the presence of edema.
Suggested Learning Codes: 3000/5000/3080
Suggested Performance Indicators:10.1.3/8.3.1