A.S.P.E.N./SCCM guidelines for the provision of nutrition support in the critically ill patient center around the benefits and preferential use of enteral over parenteral nutrition. Identification of individuals in which enteral nutrition would be harmful is imperative to prevent nutrition support-related morbidity and mortality. During this webinar, participants will apply these guidelines to identify appropriate candidates for enteral nutrition using a case-based format. Some areas of emphasis will include determining best method of feeding, estimating nutritional needs, effects of commonly used vasopressor agents, and considerations when using paralytic agents in the intensive care unit. Adult and pediatric populations will be included in this webinar.
1. Determine appropriate method for nutrition support provision and nutrient requirements in the critically ill patient.
2. Provide overview of commonly used vasopressor agents and impact on GI tract.
3. Identify special considerations needed when feeding a patient on paralytic agents.
Faculty and Topics:
Renee Walker MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Nutrition and Food Services, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
Anne Tucker Pham D, BCNSP, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX
M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH
Karrie Derenski, PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC, Metabolic Support Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, Cox Health, Springfield, MO