Nutrition therapy in transition-Hospital to Home/Rehab

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What you'll learn

Best treatment outcomes and regaining the past health is the goal of the health professionals as well as diseased patients. This may be obtained by medicines, medical equipment, exercise, mental health, nutrition etc. Apart from the treatment provided by health care professionals, nutrition also plays and integral part in the early recovery of the patient. Optimal nutrition is important for the patients who are hospitalized to facilitate better outcomes. Lack of appropriate nutrition may lead to improper wound healing, increased duration of hospital stay, impaired immune function, increased septic conditions which ultimately lead to increased mortality and more »»

The same optimal nutrition is required when the patient is discharged and sent home. In-home nutrition also plays an important role in preventing the readmission of the patient within a short period of discharge. Transition from hospital to in-home nutrition therapy plays a crucial role in maintaining the health of the patient.

Transition phase is the subsequent part of the stabilization phase and usually lasts for 2-3 days. The transition phase is intended to ensure that the patient is clinically stable and can tolerate an increased energy and protein intake. Transition phase is followed by rehabilitation phase. The aim is to promote rapid weight gain, stimulate emotional and physical development and prepare the patient for normal nutrition at home.

The knowledge about nutrition therapy in transition is not only important for nutritionists but also important for life science graduates and other medical professionals who deal with medically compromised, ICU patients and general patients.
Therefore, this course extensively explains about the nutrition and its importance, nutrition for hospitalized patients, nutrition in transition patients, nutrition during rehabilitation, Diet and time management for appropriate nutrition during transition etc.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners,
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • other life science graduates
  • nurses

Key concepts covered include:

A complete overview on

  • Nutrition and its importance,
  • Nutrition for hospitalized patients
  • Nutrition in transition patients
  • Nutrition during rehabilitation
  • Diet and time management for appropriate nutrition during transition.
  • Strategies to improve post discharge nutrition care


Ms. Haritha Shyam

Dietician and Nutritionist, APOLLO HOSPITALS HYDERABAD


Ms.M S Haritha Shyam is associated with Apollo Hospital for 20 years. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been Organising Secretary for the 6th Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Conference 2013 at Apollo Health City Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam conducted the International Nutrition survey 2013 at 5 Critical Care Units in Apollo Health City ( course director – Dr. Daren k. Heyland and Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal, Queens University). Ms.M S Haritha Shyam received the participation Certificate in the World Nutrition Day survey conducted by the European Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been a Stroke Nutrition Coordinator for Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam guided 200 interns for 6 months Internship for their Master’s Degree In Clinical Nutrition.

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