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