Falls prevention and management: elevating the role of the dietitian

Date & Time
Continuing Education (USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.1.5
US dietitians: 1.0 CE from CDR.
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About the webinar:

Why are older people prone to falls and fractures? And can good nutrition and adequate physical activity lower their risk? In this webinar, dietitian Louise Murray will spotlight practical strategies for improving nutrition intake to optimise muscle growth and function post fall and fracture. Louise will also dive into the role of the dietitian across the continuum of care in hospital, aged care and the community, and highlight how we can effectively collaborate with other health professionals to prevent and manage falls and fractures.


About the speaker:

Louise Murray is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, specialising in aged care nutrition. She initially started her career in clinical nutrition however, the opportunity arose as a new grad to review an aged care menu. Her determination was ignited to remove party pies and sausage rolls from aged care menus, and it has become her passion to improve food quality for older people over the past 19 years.

Louise has a special interest in teaching chefs how to cook high nutritional quality food for older people while still making it taste delicious. She also teaches dietitians the skills and knowledge required to become an effective and supportive dietitian in aged care through an online mentoring program, to do more than just individual referrals. Her consultancy Nosh Dietitians Co now specialises in both consulting directly to aged care organisations, as well as mentoring dietitians to become leaders in aged care nutrition and food services.

Connect with Louise on Instagram @louisemurray.dietitian or on her website.



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