Evidence on Value & Impact in Surgical Nutrition

Program Date: 5 October 2018
Publication Date: 14 December 2018
Continuing Education Units: .Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about role of proper nutrition in surgical patients; review examples of health economics and outcomes research studies on surgical patients; recognize the importance of nutrition-focused quality improvement programs; and discuss practical guidance and recommendations on ways to implement and evaluate hospital-based surgical nutrition protocols.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the role and importance of proper nutrition in patients undergoing surgery.
  • Provide examples of health economics and outcomes research studies that investigate the role surgical nutrition can have on patients’ health and economic outcomes.
  • Understand the importance of nutrition-focused quality improvement programs for surgical patients.
  • Provide practical guidance and recommendations on ways to successfully implement and evaluate hospital-based surgical nutrition protocols.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5170, 9030, 9060
  • Performance Indicators: 6.3.9, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 41

Modules

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Wischmeyer Paul

Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC

Professor, Anesthesiology and Surgery
Director, Perioperative Research
Associate Vice Chair, Clinical Research
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC, USA
Dr. Wischmeyer is a perioperative physician who specializes in enhancing preparation and recovery from surgery and critical care. Specifically, at Duke he practices on the Critical Care and Nutrition clinical teams. He serves as a Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, the Director of Perioperative Research for the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Dept of Anesthesiology. He also serves as the Director of the Nutrition Support Team at Duke. Dr. Wischmeyer earned his medical degree with honors at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he was elected into the honor society of Alpha Omega Alpha for outstanding academic achievement. He completed his pediatric internship at University of Colorado Children’s Hospital and his anesthesiology/critical care residency training at the University of Chicago. He also completed a Clinical Pharmacology fellowship and the NIH K30 Clinical Research Scientist Training Program while at University of Chicago. Dr. Wischmeyer’s clinical and research focus is in perioperative care, critical care, and nutrition to help patients prepare and recover from illness and surgery.

Gretchen VanDerBosch, RD, LDN

Regional Clinical Leader,
Food & Nutrition Department,
Advocate Health Care
Barrington, IL, USA
Gretchen VanDerBosch is the Regional Clinical Leader of the Food and Nutrition Department at Advocate Health Care. Gretchen earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Illinois. She has an immense amount of clinical experience and has been involved in a number of professional presentations and publications. Her research focuses on nutrition-focused quality improvement programs for malnourished patients across the continuum of care.
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