Date : December 4, 2017
Skin and Wound Care
Preventing and managing different types of wounds depends greatly on clients' nutrition and hydration status. Nutrition managers are able to prevent and help heal all types of wounds with careful monitoring and nutrition care planning for clients. Difficulties with food and fluid intake, chewing/swallowing problems, need for assistive eating aids, ongoing weight loss, and increased frailty will provide clues to who is at risk for skin breakdown. Communication with nursing staff also help to know which clients need this focus, in order to aid in healing quickly. This webinar will help attendees to understand the risk factors for skin breakdown and how nutrition and hydration, including many specific nutrients, will help to aid healing.
Dale Mayerson, RD CDE
Dale Mayerson spent her first 20 years of working life as a food service supervisor and manager in health care. She returned to school and graduated as a dietitian in 1997. She has worked in administrative, food service and clinical roles, and enjoys working with seniors. One of her most recent roles was as Education and Quality Coordinator at a long term care home. In addition to instructing the FSNM program at HealthCareCAN, she also teaches nutrition at George Brown College.
In her volunteer roles, Dale is past chair and active member of the professional advisory committee for the nutrition management program at Geroge Brown College, and is co-chair of Dietitians of Canada's Ontario Long Term Care Action Group. Dale is the author of "Clinical Care Manual for Nutrition Managers" and co-author of "Menu Planning in Long Term Care and Retirement Homes - A Comprehensive Guide".