From Hospital-Acquired Weakness to Post-Discharge Recovery in Patients with and without COVID-19: Targeted Nutrition to Improve Outcomes

Program Date: 19 September 2020
Publication Date: 12 November 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll describe the prevalence and impact of hospital-acquired weakness in key patient populations; translate evidence on the impact of optimal nutritional care into clinical practice; and illustrate nutritional management strategies to improve outcomes across the patient journey. Originally presented at the ESPEN Virtual Congress on September 19, 2020.

Course Objectives:

•Describe the prevalence and impact of hospital-acquired weakness in key patient populations.
•Translate evidence on the impact of optimal nutritional care into clinical practice to maximize patient outcomes.
•Illustrate nutritional management strategies to improve outcomes across the patient journey from acute care to post-discharge and recovery.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 8.1.4, 8.3.1
  • Run Time: 44

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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David Evans, MD, FACS, PNS

Ohio Health Trauma Services &
Nutrition Support Team
Columbus, OH, USA
David C. Evans, MD is recently joined OhioHealth Trauma and Surgical Services in Central Ohio after completing 7 years as Director of Nutrition Support Services, Trauma Medical Director, and Associate Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He has a busy clinical practice focusing on trauma, emergency general surgery, endoscopy, and critical care. His special interests include nutrition support in surgical and ICU patients and research in surgery and trauma care. He has served as an investigator in multiple clinical trials in critically ill patients focused in the areas of nutrition and infection control and is author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
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Philipp Schuetz, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine
Medical University Department
Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstrasse
Aarau, Switzerland
Philipp Schuetz was born in Switzerland and is a board-certified internist and endocrinologist. He obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Harvard School of Public Health Boston while doing clinical research at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He currently has a professorship from the Swiss National Foundation and works clinically at the Medical University department at the Kantonsspital Aarau in the emergency department and the Endocrine unit; and is in charge of clinical studies focusing on clinical nutrition (EFFORT), as well as on improved triage and management of patients throughout their hospital stay with the use of novel biomarkers.
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Carole Glencorse, BSc, RD

Abbott Scientific &
Medical Affairs
Maidenhead, England, UK
Carole Glencorse is the Area Medical Director for Abbott’s nutrition business in the Europe region and has 30 years’ experience in clinical nutrition. Carole is a Registered Dietitian and attained her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Prior to joining Abbott, Carole worked in the UK’s National Health Service for 13 years managing the complex nutritional needs of adults and children requiring artificial nutritional support on the intensive care, burns, gastroenterology and surgical units. Carole is actively involved in initiatives to raise awareness of the need to identify and treat adult and paediatric malnutrition through engagement with national and international industry groups, professional associations and government bodies, including the development of screening tools and care pathways.
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