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Thursday, August 8, 2013

PLS: Nutrition PEARLS: Gem Quality Information on the Latest Nutrition Hot Topics
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Date(s): August 8, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM  EST - 2:00 PM  EST
Event Website: http://vnaa.org/
Organization Details
Organization: Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Contact Name: Lauren Chandler Obermeier
Contact Phone: (202) 384-1423
Contact Email: [email protected]

Dr. Nancy Collins, a nationally known expert, has studied the importance of nutrition and wound healing. Dr. Collins will share this expertise through her discussion of the Nutrition PEARLS – Protein, Energy, Amino Acids, RDAs/RDIs, Laboratory Data, and Sarcopenia.

Nutrition is a frequently overlooked aspect of healing for patients with wounds. Dr. Collins will provide you with the essential information to decrease weight loss, improve functioning, heal chronic wounds and prevent hospitalization.  Please join Dr. Collins for this timely presentation and learn the essentials to hasten wound healing and ultimately deliver better clinical outcomes for your patients and organization.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the role of macro and micronutrients in wound healing
  • Describe the consequences of loss of lean body mass on wound healing
  • List three new nutrition interventions to use with patients

The registration fee is $75.00 for VNAA Members and $150.00 for the general public. For each line, you may invite up to nine additional staff to participate in the call.

  • When: Thursday, August 8, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PDT)

This activity has been submitted to Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award 1.0 contact hours.

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All-Member Call to Review VNAA's Response to Congressional Letter
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Date(s): August 8, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM  EST - 4:00 PM  EST
Event Website: www.VNAA.org
Organization Details
Organization: VNAA
Contact Name: Katy Barnett
Contact Phone: 202-384-1455
Contact Email: [email protected]
VNAA is hosting an all-member conference call on August 8 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET (12:00-1:00 p.m. PT) to discuss VNAA’s draft response to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee's post-acute care letter and solicit any last minute feedback from VNAA members. All members are welcome and encouraged to join the call. This is a VNAA members-only call.

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