Nutrition Matters: Setting Up the Pediatric Oncology Patient for Success

Program Date: March 2015
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Define pediatric cancer types and treatments as well as their impact on nutritional status
  • Discuss the role of nutrition intervention in managing pediatric oncology patients
  • Review best practice approaches as part of clinical case studies/scenarios
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5150, 5070, 5440
  • Media Format(s): Audio (English)
  • Run Time: 40 minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Sara Helmig, MD

Oncology Hospitalist
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati

Sara Helmig is an Oncology Hospitalist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and a Division of Oncology Instructor within the Department of Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati. Sara’s clinical work is focused on adolescent and young adult oncology. She is active in researching solid and musculoskeletal tumors. Sara completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric hematoogy and oncology at Dallas Children's Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern.

Liz Welin, MS, RD, LD

Clinical Pediatric Dietitian
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Elizabeth Welin has been a clinical pediatric dietitian in hematology/oncology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for the past 4 years. She performs nutritional assessments and implements individualized nutrition care plans for patients with a variety of diagnoses daily. Liz is involved in a vareity of outcomes and quality improvement research projects focusing on creating and implementing a nutrition algorithm for the nutritional care of oncology patients, standardizing the nutritional care patients receive, and working to improve outcomes for patients from a nutrition standpoint.

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