Joint Replacements Need Nutrition Too: The Interprofessional Approach to Aging Populations
Joint replacement surgeries, whether elective or following a traumatic event, are performed on over a million people each year in the United States alone. Proper nutritional care for these patients is essential to promote efficient recovery, reduce the risk of re-hospitalization, and improve their return to normal activities of daily living. This lecture will enhance RDN knowledge of perioperative nutrition assessment and evidence-based interventions for older adults undergoing joint replacement surgery. But how often do these patients have access to appropriate nutritional information or even a RDN once they return to the community? This lecture will also empower RDNs to build collaborative relationships with members of the interprofessional rehabilitation team.
Planned with the Healthy Aging and Dietitians in Health Care Communities Dietetic Practice Groups
- Evaluate the evidence to support nutrition needs and interventions for older adults undergoing joint replacement surgeries
- Design interventions for older adults undergoing joint replacement surgeries
- Construct collaborative relationships between interprofessional rehabilitation team members to educate each other and jointly care for older adults undergoing joint replacement surgeries
- 10.2.1 Selects valid and reliable tools to conduct comprehensive nutrition
- 10.3.9 Leads the implementation of nutrition interventions in collaboration
with clients/patients and the interprofessional team.
- 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
Advanced Geriatrics Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The University of Texas at Austin