Education programs on “Increasing Awareness of Malnutrition Among Primary Care Health Professionals in Turkey (IAMAP-care in Turkey)” were conducted by the Turkish Clinical Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Society (KEPAN) on June 17 2019, and June 19 2019 in Ankara with participation of 499 clinicians in 4 groups and on June 18 2019 and June 19 2019 in Izmir with participation of 291 clinicians in 4 groups to increase the awareness of malnutrition in the primary health caregivers (doctors, dietitians, nurses).
We aimed to increase the number of patients who can reach nutritional treatment by identifying patients who are at risk. This program was within the scope of ONCA project.
Importance of malnutrition, detection of malnutrition in terms of evaluation and screening methods, case studies on paediatrics and geriatrics malnourished patients, general approach to enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition and oral nutrition supplements and management of malnutrition in primary care were discussed by 5 lecturers and participants.
This project was awarded by Medical Nutrition Industry (MNI) GROW2 Grant in 2018.
Contact Person: Osman Abbasoglu, MD, President of the KEPAN (email)