CME Webcast Discusses Nutrition for Inpatients

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Nutrition for Inpatients. Today, we’re going to bring you up to date on nutrition for hospitalized patients. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, is Assistant Professor of Surgery from the Division of Critical Care, Trauma, and Burn, Dr. David Evans. Along with him, we have Professor Marcia Nahikian-Nelms from the Ohio State University Division of Medical Dietetics.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY factors that lead to malnutrition in the hospitalized patient; DESCRIBE malnutrition in the hospitalized patient and effect on outcome; DETERMINE reliable factors for nutrition assessment; DISCUSS common misconceptions in current practice that may contribute to nutrition problems; and DESCRIBE appropriate options for nutrition interventions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Prevalence of malnutrition in U.S. hospitals
  • Risk factors for malnutrition in hospitalized patients
  • When to consult nutrition services
  • Tricks for successful naso-duodenal tube placement
  • Calculation of daily caloric needs
  • Overfeeding
  • Malnourishment and obesity
  • When to start enteral nutrition in the ICU
  • Nutrition and pancreatitis
  • Choosing the right enteral nutrition formula
  • Bolus versus continuous infusion enteral nutrition
  • TPN tips

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