Nutrition Care of the COVID-19 Patient: Guidance and Strategies for Clinicians to Optimize Care in the ICU

Program Date: 23 April 2020
Publication Date: 30 April 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.5; Dietitian CPEU: 1.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the new recommendations and guidelines from SCCM/ASPEN and ESPEN on the nutrition care of patients with COVID-19; translate the new guidance into practical nutrition care approaches; and listen to front-line clinician perspectives. This program was originally recorded as a live webinar on April 23, 2020

Course Objectives:

•Review new recommendations and guidelines from SCCM/ASPEN and ESPEN on the nutrition care of patients with COVID-19.
•Translate the new guidance into practical nutrition care approaches for clinicians in the ICU setting.
•Demonstrate front-line clinician perspectives to addressing nutrition in the COVID-19 patient population.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5010, 5410, 7180, 7190
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.8, 7.1.4, 8.3.5
  • Run Time: 87

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Stephen A. McClave, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
Louisville, KY, USA

Stephen A. McClave, MD, is a native of Columbus, OH, though he has lived in Louisville, KY, and has been on faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine for over 30 years, where he is Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Nutrition. Dr McClave received his medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus and completed his residency in internal medicine and Chief Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then finished his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He served previously as Director of the Nutrition Curriculum for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course for the first- and second-year medical students.

Dr McClave also was a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Task Force for Enteral Nutrition and the past chairman of the ASGE Special Interest Group in Enteral Nutrition; co-chairman and lead author for the 2016 American College of Gastroenterology Guidelines on Nutrition Therapy of the Adult Hospitalized Patient; and awarded the Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a Fellow of ASPEN, ASGE, American College of Nutrition, and American Gastroenterological Association.

An author to over 220 articles, 40 textbook chapters, and numerous medical educational videotapes, Dr McClave’s research interests and clinical expertise involve critical care nutrition and early enteral feeding, guidelines for nutrition therapy, endoscopic techniques for enteral access, and indirect calorimetry. Along with numerous academic interests, Dr McClave has a healthy appreciation for several outdoor sports, including running, biking, boating, or skiing, depending on where his travel takes him.

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Mary Rath, RD, CNSC, LD

Advanced Clinical Dietitian
Center for Human Nutrition
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA
Mary Rath is a certified Nutrition Support Dietitian for the Center of Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic. She has been working as a critical care dietitian for over 10 years with a focus on medical intensive care patients for 7 years. Mary’s areas of interests not only include nutrition support but also providing education for health care professionals such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents and fellows alike.
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Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASP

Director, Nutrition Support Team
Mt Carmel West Hospital
Columbus, OH, USA
Ainsley Malone is currently a Clinical Practice Specialist with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), an organization dedicated to safe, efficacious and high-quality nutrition care. Ms. Malone is also a Dietitian member of the Nutrition Support Team at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in the management of patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. Ainsley is a leader in malnutrition related activities both nationally and internationally. She served as a representative to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Malnutrition Workgroup and also served on the 2017- 2018 Ohio Malnutrition Prevention Commission whose charge was to address malnutrition in the older adult across all Ohio settings.
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