Global disruption caused by the COVID pandemic resulted not only in loss of life but also in transformational innovations and opportunities in healthcare, including interdisciplinary approaches of nutritional care and access. The Global TeleNutrition Consortium (GTNC), a voluntary, non-funded group of dietitians and physicians was initiated in response to the accelerated need for delivery of healthcare when patient and provider are physically distant. The GTNC is investigating the perspectives and activities of dietitians regarding the use of telenutrition in clinical practice through 2 international surveys addressing how the pandemic has changed interdisciplinary nutrition care and evolution of the nutrition focused physical examination. Session will review telenutrition literature and current state of the art; how telenutrition will help set new quality standards; and define practical strategies and tactics that can be applied to help implement telenutrition into local clinical practices.
Planned with the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
CPE Level: Level 3 (advanced knowledge/expertise)
- 3.2.1 Advocates for and influences local, federal and global nutrition and health policy to promote health and well-being of individuals, communities and populations
- 10.2.14 Analyzes and synthesizes assessment data and findings to establish nutrition diagnoses.
- 6.3.2 Utilizes innovative ways to disseminate research findings considering the target audiences.
- Describe opportunities created by the global pandemic, necessitating immediate changes in interdisciplinary nutrition care including nutrition focused physical exam.
- Define learnings from global telenutrition practices that promote care access, equity, and drive healthcare of tomorrow.
- Use strategies and tactics defined by a global volunteer consortium of nutrition professionals to implement telenutrition in cancer patients.
- Faith Ottery, MD, PHD, FACN
- Joy Heimgartner, MS, RDN, CSO, LD