The Importance of Early Enteral Nutrition for Critically Ill Patients

Program Date: 5 October 2022
Publication Date: 2 March 2023
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0; Physician CME: 1.0

Course Description:

In part 1 of this 4-part series, Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD will review the metabolic demands fueling the stress response of critical illness; describe the impact of nutrition status on outcomes in critically ill patients; and explain how to assess patient energy and protein needs during critical illness. Originally presented as a live webinar on October 5, 2022.

Course Objectives:

• Review the metabolic demands fueling the stress response of critical illness. 
• Describe the impact of nutrition status on outcomes in critically ill patients. 
• Assess patient energy and protein needs during the course of critical illness.
  • Run Time: 44

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD

Professor and Department Head 
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition 
Chicago, IL, USA
Dr Kelly Tappenden is Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr Tappenden’s research program focuses on intestinal failure, mechanisms of intestinal adaptation and patient malnutrition. For these contributions, she has received multiple awards, published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and delivered over 400 invited lectures. Dr Tappenden served as the 33rd President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in 2008-09, Chair of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Obesity section of the American Gastroenterology Association Institute from 2009-13 and represents the American Society for Nutrition on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. She served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition from 2010-2022.

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