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Controversies in Critical Care Nutrition

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06/26/2021 11:59 PM (ET)

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Welcome to the final assessment for Controversies in Critical Care Nutrition

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The presentation met course objectives *

The subject matter was relevant to my job *

The material was presented clearly and was easily understood *

The presenter delivered an effective, well-organized presentation *

The length of the presentation was appropriate for the amount of material covered *

How could this program be improved in the future? What other topics would be of interest to you? (Optional)

Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool For Self-Study Programs

All questions must be answered upon completion of a self-study program prior to receiving a certificate of completion. A copy of this form will be available on the MyCE site in your Course History in addition to your CE certificate. For Dietitians A copy of this form should be kept by the CDR credentialed practitioner. CDR credentialed practitioners must have the form and the certificate in their files should they ever be audited. Failure to include both certificate and completed critical thinking tool will result in a failed audit and loss of the CPE credit.

Carefully reflect upon the learning that has occurred as a result of the completion of the self-study and answer the following questions that will be used to assess elements of essential critical thinking. Responses should be written in complete sentences and where appropriate refer to the relevant section of the self-study material.

If you are not currently practicing, please reflect on your past or future practice.

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Course Description

This program addresses the quality of evidence supporting early enteral feeding during critical illness. Some large studies comparing outcomes based on trophic vs. full feeds suggest no difference. Enhance your knowledge about why research can be true or false and how the truth relates to reproducibility. Research studies should be evaluated closely, including the study protocol, methods, and study population to determine the quality of evidence. As the gut is the largest organ, playing a significant role during critical illness, learn how the lack of early enteral feeding contributes to the loss of gut barrier defenses, immune dysregulation and progression from a commensal microbiome to a virulent pathobiome. Presented by Stephen A. McClave, MD 

Course Details

Presented by:

Stephen A. McClave, MD
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Original Program Date:
CE Expiration Date:
06/26/2021 11:59 PM (ET)

Course Objectives

1. Explain the quality of evidence in the literature supporting early enteral feeding in critical illness. 
2. Describe the clinical impact from loss of gut barrier defenses, immune dysregulation, and progression from a commensal microbiome to a virulent pathobiome. 
3. Identify new ways by which nutritional therapy can support the intestinal microbiome and promote a clinical pattern of recovery in an ICU setting. 

Original Program Date: June 27, 2018; Expiration date: June 26, 2021 Continuing Education: 1.00 CE for Nurses; 1.00 CPEU for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians - CDR level: II 

Steps to obtain a certificate:  1) View the course  2) Pass the test  3) Complete an evaluation

Continuing Education:

Nestlé Health Science is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with CDR, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Accredited provider number NE008. Activity Type for Dietitians: Self Study (740 Web Based) Nestlé Health Science is a Continuing Education Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing; Provider Number 11366.