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Integrating Routine Nutritional Screenings for Cancer Patients at the Point of Care

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Integrating Routine Nutritional Screenings for Cancer Patients at the Point of Care: Pilot Testing a Novel Care Planning System Plus Certified Professional Training

Integrating Routine Nutritional Screenings for Cancer Patients at the Point of Care: Pilot Testing a Novel Care Planning System Plus Certified Professional Training

Release Date:
 November 13, 2015 
Expiration Date:
 November 13, 2016


1.25 hours

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Carevive Systems, Inc. (formerly On Q Health)
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Carevive Health, Inc.

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The target audience for these activities includes community-based medical oncologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, oncology nurses, nurse navigators, palliative/symptom management physicians and/or nurses, and other multidisciplinary members of the cancer care team.


After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Recognize which cancer patient populations are at greatest risk for malnutrition
  • Implement a standardized clinical screening of nutrition among cancer patients
  • Generate a personalized care plan on malnutrition prevention that is consistent with evidence-based practice guidelines management
  • Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families


Faith Ottery, MD, PhD
Surgeon, Nutrition Researcher
Ottery Associates, LLC


Karen Wagner, RD
Consultant, Immediate Past Dietary Lead
Abramson Cancer Center

Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian, Epidemiologist
Consultant, Author & Consumer Health Educator


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Carevive Systems, Inc. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Credit Designation

This educational activity for 1.2 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related material that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Faith Ottery, MD, PhD Receipt of Intellectual Property Rights/Patent Holder, cocreator of the PG-SGA and co-founder of the PG-SGA/Pt-Global Platform.
Karen Wagner, RD No real or apparent conflict of interest to report.
Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD Speakers’ Bureau, Abbott Nutrition Oncology.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CCMEP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The following Carevive Systems, Inc. planners and managers reported the following: Timothy J. DiChiara, PhD, Consulting Fees, Gilead Sciences; Karen Hammelef, DNP, RN, Speakers’ Bureau, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.


There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period November 13, 2015 through November 13, 2016 participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation on On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 10767. Upon registering and successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.




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This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Abbott Nutrition. Activity ID: G-404

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