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An interprofessional team of practitioners funded by the Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program presented to seniors and interested community members in Lee County

Training the community

Dr. Melissa Gilmer Scott, Dana Kouchel a Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner student and Davia Nickelson DDS presented the protocol that they have developed together on unexplained weight loss at the Lee County Enrichment Center. Weight loss is often a subtle sign of disease that can be ignored. The team has developed a toolkit to help practitioners triage such cases. Approximately 40 local seniors and interested community members attended the lecture.