Priorities for Nutrition Research in Pediatric Critical Care

Identification: JPEN190901
Volume: 43
Issue: 7
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 09/30/2020
  • 1.00 - Dietitian
  • 1.00 - Nurse
  • 1.00 - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 - Physician
  • 1.00 - Other


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CE Credit: CE credit available for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists and physicians

Total Credit Hours: 1.0

Release Date: September 1, 2019

Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date): September 30, 2020

Issue: 7

Volume: 43

Journal: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN)

Author (s):

Lyvonne N. Tume, RN, PhD, Associate Professor in Child Health, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Senior Nurse, PICU, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK

Bodil Larsen, PhD, RD, Adjunct Professor Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences and Assistant Adjunct Professor Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta; Child Health Research Nutrition Specialist and Clinical Dietitian, Cardiovascular Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Frederic V. Valla, MD, MSc, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Intensive Care, University Children Hospital Hopital Femme-Mere-Enfant, HCL, Lyon, France

Jan Hau Lee MBBS, MRCPCH, MCI, Senior Consultant, Children’s Intensive Care Unit, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Sascha Verbuggen, PhD, MD, Attending Staff, Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, ErasmusMC – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Yara M.F. Moreno, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Postgraduate Program in Nutrition, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Nazima Pathan, PhD, FRCPCH, University Lecturer, Pediatric Intensive Care, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge; Consultant, Paediatric Intensive Care, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Nilesh M. Mehta, MD, Faculty Member, Critical Care Medicine; Senior Associate, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Alejandro A. Floh, MD, MSc, Project Investigator, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Staff Physician, Cardiac Critical Care, Department of Critical Care Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corrine Jotterand Chaparro, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Geneva School of Health Sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Art of Western Switzerland, Switzerland

Praveen Goday, MBBS, CNSC, Faculty Member and Primary Thesis Mentor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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Journal-based CE Activity Overall Goal:

The JPEN 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. Describe the Delphi approach to gain consensus on research priorities.
  2. Discuss the benefits of identifying research priorities.
  3. Discuss why protein in critically ill children is a current research priority.
  4. Discuss why investigating nutritional needs in specific groups of the PICU population is a priority.
  5. Discuss why research into the optimal delivery method and route of enteral nutrition is a priority.

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 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: JA0002345-0000-19-066-H04-P

Knowledge activity.


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

Among the authors, Nazima Pathan, Jan Hau Lee, Lyvonne Tume, Nilesh Mehta, Praveen Goday, Bodil Larsen, Alejandro Floh, and Yara Moreno have nothing to disclose.

Sascha Verbuggen was a speaker for Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition and received a speaker’s fee. Frederic V. Valla was a consultant for Baxter and Nutricia; he received a salary from both. Corinne Jotterand Chaparro had a speaking and teaching role for Nutricia and Baxter and had travel fees paid for.

Among the JPEN Associate Editors, David August, Ronald Koretz, Ding-You Li, Juan Ochoa, Jean-Charles Preiser, and Diana Mager have nothing to disclose.

Lillian Harvey-Banchik has served as a speaker for MEI communications and received honoraria and compensation per talk given. Joseph Boullata has served as a speaker for BBraun and Fresenius Kabi USA and received honoraria. Kathleen Gura has interacted with the following companies in various roles: Fresenius Kabi, honorarium/potential for royalty payments, consultant; Alcresta, honorarium, consultant; Baxter, honorarium, consultant/advisory board; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, honorarium, consultant; B Braun, honorarium, consultant; Northsea Therapeutics, honorarium, consultant.

JPEN Editor-in-Chief Kelly Tappenden has served in speaking and teaching roles for Shire Pharmaceuticals, Nutricia North America, and Abbott Nutrition. Has received honoraria for those roles. Has served as a consultant for Baxter Healthcare and received honorarium for that role.

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.

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