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The Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a two-part assessment tool that has been developed just for older adults, and is quick and easy for nurses to use. This video demonstrates the assessment process, as well as how to measure calf and upper arm circumference, to determine key information used in the final determination of nutrition status. In addition, viewers will hear a discussion among interdisciplinary team members that identify a broad range of options to address all the risk factors identified for this particular patient, including simple, cost-effective strategies of improving the nutrient content of inexpensive foods.This video organizes information in chaptered formats for viewers interested in specific aspects of the program.

Purpose of Activity

To provide registered professional nurses with information on how to use the Mini Nutritional Assessment tool.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Discuss undernourishment in older adults.
  2. Describe the Mini Nutritional Assessment.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: TTNUTV9
Published: February 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, CNSN and Peggi A. Guenter, PhD, RN, CNSN
Categories: Nutrition