Critical Care Nutrition

Appropriate nutrition support therapy in critically ill patients may positively affect patient outcomes. In this module, you will learn current standards of care for managing critically ill patients with moderate to severe nutritional risk.

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Overview

Authors

  • Stephen McClave, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Robert Martindale, MD, PhD, Oregon Health and Science University

Appropriate nutrition support therapy in critically ill patients may positively affect patient outcomes. In this module, you will learn current standards of care for managing critically ill patients with moderate to severe nutritional risk.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the physiologic response to enteral feeding and its value on patient outcomes;
  • Explain the consequences of overly aggressive nutrition therapy early in critical illness; and
  • Describe how to monitor the ICU patient on enteral feeding through the phases of critical illness.

To receive course credit, complete the interactive case study; review the clinical guidelines, references; and resources; and take the Critical Care Nutrition Quiz.

Course Outline

  • Case Study
  • Key Clinical Guidelines
  • References and Resources
  • Critical Care Evaluation Quiz

Credit Information

Certified for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and American Society for Nutrition.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Abbott Nutrition Health Institute.

Additional Details

Duration of course : 30 mins.
Certificate of Completion
Knowledge Check

Intended Audience:
Practicing physicians; residents; fellows; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; clinical researchers

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