Enteral Nutrition Tolerance and Gut Health

Program Date: 24 May 2022
Publication Date: 27 October 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, Elisabeth De Waele, MD, PhD will describe why early utilization of enteral feeding is needed to improve outcomes; discuss enteral nutrition tolerance in key patient populations; and recognize the importance of gut health in patients receiving enteral nutrition. Originally presented as a live webinar on May 24, 2022.

Course Objectives:

• Describe why early utilization of enteral feeding is needed to improve outcomes. 
• Discuss enteral nutrition tolerance in key patient populations. 
• Recognize the importance of gut health in patients receiving enteral nutrition.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 10.2.14, 8.2.1, 8.2.3
  • Run Time: 28

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Elisabeth De Waele, MD, PhD

Head of Department, Clinical Nutrition 
Head of Department, Intensive Care Medicine 
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel 
Clinical Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel 
Brussels, Belgium
Dr Elisabeth De Waele is the President and Head of, as well as a professor in, the Departments of Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital (UZ), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium. She received her MD from VUB, completed postgraduate training in general surgery, and became a certified intensive care physician. Dr De Waele is currently head of clinics in the intensive care unit, responsible for the postoperative treatment of patients recovering from cardiac surgery, and acts as the liaison with the surgical teams of the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel. She is the President of the nutrition team at VUB/UZ. Dr De Waele’s clinical interests include nutrition, critical care medicine, intensive care, general surgery, and cardiac surgery. She has published more than 90 journal articles and 6 book chapters.
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