Enteral Tube Feeding: Surgical and Metabolic Complications

Program Date: 30 June 2022
Publication Date: 30 June 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.5; Dietitian CPEU: 1.5

Course Description:

In this course, the faculty will describe complications of endoscopically and surgically placed feeding tubes; discuss approaches for the prevention and management of feeding tube complications; and review metabolic complications associated with enteral nutrition.

Course Objectives:

• Describe complications of endoscopically and surgically placed feeding tubes. 
• Discuss approaches for the prevention and management of feeding tube complications. 
• Review metabolic complications associated with enteral nutrition, including refeeding syndrome, fluid imbalances, and hyperglycemia.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.3, 10.3.2
  • Run Time: 84

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Evans David

David Evans, MD, FACS

Trauma, Acute Care, Critical Care Surgeon and Nutrition Support Specialist 
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center 
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, Ohio University 
Columbus, OH, USA
David C. Evans is a trauma, acute care, and critical care surgeon at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, USA and Medical Director of the System Nutrition Support Team at OhioHealth — a 12-hospital network. David is also Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery at Ohio University. Prior to his current role, he led the nutrition support and trauma programs at The Ohio State University. His 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 focused in the areas of nutrition and infection and is author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
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Allison Krall, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian 
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
Educational Program Development Consultant 
Abbott Nutrition 
Columbus, OH, USA

Allison Krall is a clinical dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and an educational program consultant for the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute in Columbus, OH, USA. Allison has worked in the field of nutrition support for more than 20 years. She has experience in inpatient, outpatient, and home nutrition support. 

Her areas of interest include oncology, critical care, malnutrition screening and diagnosis, and clinical nutrition education. She worked as the lead dietitian/clinical coordinator and clinical instructor at The Ohio State University prior to joining the ANHI team in 2021. Allison recently completed her Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with an emphasis on education. Additionally, Allison is actively involved in the Ohio Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (OSPEN), where she served as the 2017 president and is currently the secretary. She also served 4 years on the membership committee of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

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