At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the pros and cons of using anthropometric measurements for the nutrition assessment of the critically ill patient.
- Analyze the usefulness of serum albumin, prealbumin and transferrin in assessing the nutritional status of a critically ill patient.
- Determine the caloric needs of patients with the following types of diseases: severe sepsis, obesity, liver disease, renal disease and pulmonary disease.
- Determine the type, amount, route and method of enteral feedings for hospitalized patients with the diseases listed in objective #3.
- List five causes of diarrhea in hospitalized patients.
- Discuss four complications of enteral feedings and the cause of each complication.
- Analyze enteral formulas and discuss the pros and cons of the type and amount of protein, carbohydrate and fat found in each one.
- Determine if a hospitalized patient is a candidate for total parenteral nutrition (TPN).
- Calculate the total calories, non-protein calories, total protein, calorie to nitrogen ratio and amount of fat in TPN solutions.
- Identify metabolic complications that occur with TPN, the cause of the complications and a plan of action if the complications occur in a patient.
- Design a nutrition care plan for a patient who has had his jejunum and ileum removed, beginning post-op and continuing until the patient is discharged.
- Discuss how liver, renal and pulmonary disease impact the following nutritional needs of hospitalized patients: calories, protein, fat, carbohydrate, electrolytes and vitamins and minerals.
- Explain how AIDS and ARC impact the nutrition needs for calories, protein, fat, carbohydrate, electrolytes and vitamins and minerals.
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The course is intended for nutrition professionals
Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 3 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 3030, 3060, 5000, 5150, 5170, 5190, 5220, 5240, 5250, 5330, 5340, 5390, 5440, 5450, 5410
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).
This course is approved for 12 Hours in Key Area 2 - Nutrition or 12 CEUs by the School Nutrition Association (SNA).