New Insights in the Preoperative Nutrition of Surgical Patients (Originally Presented at FNCE 2014)

Program Date: October 2014
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the nutritional consequences of surgery and strategies to risk stratify surgical patients
  • Discuss the clinical and economic impact of malnutrition in surgical patients
  • Describe the clinical and physiological benefits of nutrition interventions for preoperative optimization of patients
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5010, 5090, 5100, 5440, 4190
  • Media Format(s): Audio (English)
  • Run Time: 50 minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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David C. Evans, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

David C. Evans, MD is Director of Nutrition Support Services, Trauma Medical Director, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH. He has a busy clinical practice focusing on trauma, emergency general surgery, endoscopy, and critical care. His special interests include nutrition support in surgical and ICU patients and outcomes research in surgery and trauma care. He is an investigator in multiple clinical trials in critically ill patients and author of over 30 peer-reviewed publications.

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Refaat Hegazi, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, PNS

Medical Director, Adult Nutrition
Abbott Nutrition Research and Development
Columbus, OH

Dr. Hegazi joined Abbott Nutrition as Medical Director of Adult Nutrition in February 2009. His responsibilities include medical supervision of clinical studies, setting clinical strategy for area medical affairs, building a network of external experts, writing manuscripts and contemplating invention ideas. He is a Graduate of Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt in 1989; has a Master of Occupational Health and Industrial Medicine, Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt in 1995; Master of Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh in 1998; PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh in 2002. Dr. Hegazi completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Gastrointestinal immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2006. He is certified by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialist in 2001. In 2006, he joined the Clinical Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. His research was funded by both the Cancer Research Foundation of America and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America; authored over 36 publications and five book chapters and specially interested in the interaction between nutrition and immune responses.

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Cindy Hamilton, MS, RD, LD

Center for Human Nutrition
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Cindy Hamilton has been a registered dietitian for 30 years with expertise in Nutrition Support and Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessment. Leadership positions held with professional organizations including Dietitians in Nutrition Support/Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Several publications including book chapters, peer-reviewed articles and numerous invited speaking engagements on the topics.


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