This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2016.
In early 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene a workshop, Assessing Nutrition Care in Outpatient Oncology, to explore ways in which access to nutritional care in outpatient cancer centers impacts a variety of outcome measures, including morbidity, mortality, and cost-effectiveness of oncology care.
The workshop discussions will include: changes in standards for nutritional screening and interventions in outpatient cancer centers, the use of aggregate data from electronic medical records to assess cost-benefit relationships between oncology nutrition services and health outcomes, and assessing RDN staffing ratios.
The workshop will be the first step in addressing the problem of lack of access to nutritional services for cancer patients. Dissemination of key messages and future needs to RDNs is instrumental in continuing the momentum and engaging in solutions.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 5150, 3020, 5020
- Cheryl Rock, Dr.
- Kim Robien, PhD, RD, CSO, FAND
- Ann L. Yaktine, PhD, MS, RD