Your Patient’s Strength Matters: The Role of Nutrition in Enhanced Recovery

Program Date: 26 January 2018
Publication Date: 26 October 2017
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

This program was originally presented at the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) Annual Convention, October 12, 2017, Palm Springs, CA.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the aging process, associated loss of lean body mass and the role of early nutrition intervention
  • Demonstrate the effect of muscle loss and sarcopenia
  • Review updated feeding practices and the impact on surgical recovery
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2070, 3000, 5090, 5285
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 8.1.5
  • Run Time: 48

Course Instructor Bio(s)

A headshot of Dr Christina Sherry

Christina Sherry, PhD, RD, MBA

Medical Science Liaison, Abbott Nutrition Research & Development

Christina is a Medical Science Liaison for Abbott Nutrition and has expertise in both Adult Therapeutic Nutrition and Prenatal/Lactation Nutrition. Her work has helped develop nutritional supplements for expectant moms and as well as advancements in Similac infant formulas. Today, she also supports adult nutrition conducting clinical research and providing scientific support to areas including critical care nutrition, surgical nutrition (ERAS) and quality improvement initiatives.

Christina joined Abbott in 2010 and she has published 11 peer-reviewed articles in the area of pregnancy, immune regulation, and lactation nutrition. She has two patents pending and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. Christina has received multiple prestigious awards at Abbott for her pediatric research.

Prior to joining Abbott, Christina was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in dietetics from Bluffton University and her PhD in Nutritional Science from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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