Due to the ever changing and increasing complexity of patients’ medical conditions, an Enteral Nutrition Task Force was developed in order to discuss and provide insight into when enteral nutrition would be appropriate. This webinar was chosen as the platform where indications for starting enteral nutrition in specific patients’ conditions and/or disease states would be discussed with health care providers.
1. Detail indications and timing of enteral feeding in mild pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
2. Identify clinical monitoring parameters to assess safe use of enteral nutrition in hemodynamically unstable patients.
3. Identify guidelines for using feeding tubes in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer.
Faculty and Topics
When to Initiate Enteral Feedings in Mild Pancreatitis And Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Matthew Bechtold, MD, FACP, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Evidence-Based Guidelines For Starting Enteral Nutrition In The Hemodynamically Unstable Patient
Krystie Nelson, RD, LN, AP, CNSC, Registered Dietitian, Intensive Care Unit, Billings Clinic, Billings, MT
Indications and Barriers to Initiating Nutrition Support in Head and Neck Cancer
Cristina Swartz MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Clinical Oncology Dietitian, Northwestern Medicine Warrenville Cancer Center, Warrenville, IL
Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Nutrition Department, Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, OH; Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN, Silver Spring, MD
CE Credit: 1 hour