Addressing Gastrointestinal Tolerance in the ICU Setting

Program Date: 16 November 2022
Publication Date: 23 March 2023
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, Ainsley M. Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN will review the basics of enteral nutrition digestion, absorption and tolerance; illustrate strategies for symptom management in patients experiencing GI intolerance in the ICU; and illustrate strategies for symptom management in patients experiencing GI intolerance in the ICU. Originally presented as a live webinar on November 16, 2022.

Course Objectives:

• Review the basics of enteral nutrition digestion, absorption and tolerance. 
• Illustrate strategies for symptom management in patients experiencing GI intolerance in the ICU. 
• Discuss current guidelines and recommendations for enteral nutrition in the ICU setting.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 10.3.4
  • Run Time: 50

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Ainsley M. Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Clinical Practice Specialist 
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 
Nutrition Support Dietitian 
Mount Carmel East Hospital 
Columbus, OH, USA

Ainsley M. Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN is a Nutrition Support Dietitian at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She previously taught graduate-level courses for 8 years as an adjunct instructor in the College of Health Professions at Rosalind Franklin University. She holds a master’s degree from Finch University/Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University). Ms. Malone is also a Clinical Practice Specialist at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), which is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. At ASPEN, she served as president (2013-2014), was previously chair of the Malnutrition Committee, and acted as their representative to the Malnutrition Workgroup within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

She is dedicated to service and furthering the profession and has held multiple positions within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. These include Director of the House of Delegates, Chair of the Academy’s Positions and Evidence-Based Practice committees, Chair of the Critical Illness Evidence Analysis Workgroup, and Chair of the Dietitians in Nutrition Support dietetic practice group. There, she is also co-editor for the pocket guides Enteral Nutrition, Parenteral Nutrition, and Nutrition Assessment. She was a 2015 recipient of the Medallion Award for outstanding service.

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Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD

Professor and Department Head 
Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition 
University of Illinois at Chicago 
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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