Managing Gastrointestinal Intolerance in Tube Fed Patients at Home

Program Date: June 2013
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss three primary components related to discharging a patient home on tube feeding for nutrition support.
  • Identify three issues related to GI tolerance, feeding complications, and appropriate interventions.
  • Review key considerations for enteral formula selection.
  • Describe two monitoring parameters for optimizing patient outcomes after discharge to home.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2070, 5090, 5440, 5450
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 60 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RD, LD, FASPEN

Nutrition Therapy Specialist/Consultant
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Carol Ireton-Jones received her PhD (1988) and Master’s degree (1982) in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics came from Texas Tech University (1978) where she also received her clinical training. She developed The Ireton-Jones equations for estimating energy requirements in hospitalized patients and these are widely used nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ireton-Jones is a consultant and in private practice specializing in nutrition support, research, marketing and speaking. She is Managing Partner of Professional Nutrition Therapists, LLC which provides a variety of nutrition services to individuals, groups and corporations as well as Co-Founder and Chief Nutrition Officer for Utopia Food and Fitness located in Plano, Texas. Balancing both evidence based nutrition with sensible and practical applications is her strong point! Previously, she was the National Director of Nutrition Services for Coram Healthcare (1991-2008) and the Nutrition Support Research Dietitian at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1982-1991) as well as Critical Care dietitian at Parkland Hospital (1978-1982).

She has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on a variety of nutrition topics and authored three books and numerous book chapters and peer reviewed papers. Dr. Ireton-Jones is an active member of several local and national nutrition related organizations including The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). She received the prestigious Medallion Award from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2002, the 201O Texas Distinguished Dietitian Award from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dallas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2011.


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