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Don’t Be at a Loss: Effective Resident Weight Loss Management – Feb. 16, 2023

Members: $21 |  Non-members: $42
Continuing Education: 1 CE hour
Recording Date: February 16, 2023
Duration: 60 minutes
Speakers: Denise Winzeler, BSN, RN, LNHA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT and Jessie McGill, RN, RAC- MT, RAC-MTA

Significant unplanned weight loss in a resident can be a challenging clinical concern that requires collaboration from the interdisciplinary team to manage. During this 60-minute webinar, AAPACN Curriculum Development Specialists, Denise Winzeler, BSN, RN, LNHA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT and Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, will discuss approaches to manage resident weight loss, improve the accuracy of MDS coding for changes in weight, and develop a care plan to address weight loss. In addition, they will explain how significant unplanned weight loss can adversely impact quality of care issues for the resident as well as public reporting of the Quality Measures.

After participating in this webinar, learners will be able to:

• Apply steps to manage significant unplanned weight loss in a resident
• Identify the steps for assessment to accurately code weight on the MDS
• Understand the methodology of the MDS 3.0 Quality Measure, Percent of Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight
• Recognize areas affected by significant unplanned weight loss