Long-term Nutrition: A Clinician's Guide to Successful Long-term Enteral Access in Adults

Identification: NCP161201
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 12/31/2017
  • 1.00 - Dietitian
  • 1.00 - Nurse
  • 1.00 - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 - Physician
  • 1.00 - Other


Release Date: December 1, 2016

Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date): December 31, 2017

Issue: 6

Volume: 31

Journal:  Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP)

Author (s):

Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, FACP, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Fazia A. Mir, MD, Gastroenterology Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Christine Boumitri, MD, Gastroenterology Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Lena B. Palmer, MD, MSCR, Medical Director of Clinical Nutrition, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

David C. Evans, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Laszlo N. Kiraly, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Douglas L. Nguyen, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Step III, University of California- Irvine College of Medicine, Orange, CA

Format: Online as PDF or hard copy of journal

Link to article:  Link


Journal-based CE Activity Overall Goal:

The NCP Editor, in concurrence with ASPEN’s Education and Professional Development Committee, selected this article to be offered for CE credit to fill an observed learning need in the arena of clinical nutrition and metabolism.  This CE activity serves to promote the process of life-long learning for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and nurses by providing peer-reviewed journal articles that fully qualify for continuing education credits.

Goal and Target Audience:

This educational activity is directed toward clinical nutrition and metabolism professionals and others who wish to update their knowledge of clinical nutrition and metabolism. By participating in this educational activity, the reader may expect to:

  • Acquire knowledge in the area of clinical nutrition and metabolism research
  • Update or confirm your understanding of appropriate clinical nutrition and metabolism practices.
  • Identify further learning needs as they relate to the subject matter.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and recommend the appropriate type of long-term enteral access for their patient.
  2. Provide earlier feeding after placement of long-term enteral access.
  3. Recognize and rapidly manage post-gastrostomy complications.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must read the journal article in its entirety, complete an online knowledge assessment for each article and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date.    

Accreditation Statements/Continuing Education Credit:

Nurses, Pharmacists and Physicians

In support of improving patient care, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is for a maximum of 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) per journal article and is a knowledge activity. 

ASPEN designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM per article. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASPEN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 3970.

ACPE UAN: 0216-0000-16-076-H04-P.  Knowledge activity. 


ASPEN, Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).   CDR level 2.  Dietitians may post comments on this program on www.cdrnet.org.


Non-Commercialism:  ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.  ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials.  ASPEN does not endorse any products. 

Computer Requirements and Technical Support:  Participants will need a computer with internet connection to access the online assessment and evaluation for each journal article.  If the journal article is read electronically, then the ability to read a PDF document is also necessary.  Users should enable pop-ups if attempting to read article electronically.  For technical difficulties please contact Digitell Inc. Customer Support at: 1-800-679-3646

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Refund Policy: Refunds are not available. 

Grievances:  Grievances must be submitted in writing to Director of Education at ASPEN 8630 Fenton Street. Suite 412. Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship has been received for this continuing education activity.

Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) of Authors and Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors

The following authors have nothing to disclose as related to the content of the article:  Matthew Bechtold, Fazia Mir, Christine Boumitri, Laszlo Kiraly, Douglas Nguyen

David Evans as served as a clinical trial site PI and member of clinical trial steering committee for a motility drug, received research funding and consultant fee from Lyric; has served as a speaker and investigator on a research trial, received honoraria and research funding from Abbott Nutrition

Lena Plamer has participated as a medical expert on and advisory board panel on exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, received honorarium from AbbVie Pancreatology Division

NCP Associate Editors, Elizabeth Krzywda, Mary Marian, Gerard Mullin, and Jayshil Patel have nothing to disclose.

Ryan Hurt has served in a consultant role for Nestlé Nutrition and has received honorarium.

NCP Editor-in-Chief Jeanette Hasse has nothing to disclose.

No conflicts related to disclosure information present and subsequently no need for resolution. Standard journal peer review process also in place as another layer of review to ensure no conflicts to resolve.



Credits: None available.