Portland Academy: Hand Grip Dynamometry Training for Application in Malnourished Populations

  • Event
  • Thursday, March 24, 2016
Join us for a special 2-hour workshop on hand grip strength and malnutrition presented by Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND & Julie McGuire, MS, RD, LD.

When: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:00 pm-8:40 pm

Where: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center: 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225
Stanley Schaeffer Conference Rooms 21-23

Cost: FREE for PAND members; $15 for nonmembers
2 CPE hours!

Following the presentation you will be able to:

1. Enable skills to identify and report patient functional status using standard methodology for hand grip strength testing, as one of six clinical characteristics of malnutrition.

2. Assure correct documentation of hand grip strength test results.

3. Verify competence in correct interpretation of the test.

5. Assure patient safety in performing the test.

6. Understand muscle performance in under nutrition.

7. Enable staff to articulate and report to others the purpose and impact of the test as part of a nutritional focused physical assessment.