Causes of Readmissions for Patients Discharged with Enteral Nutrition

Identification: JPEN2209
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 09/30/2023
  • 1.00 - Dietitian
  • 1.00 - Nurse
  • 1.00 - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 - Physician
  • 1.00 - Other


Activity Instructions: Read the full article and take the exam by clicking the "CE Information" tab.

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

Total Credit Hours: 1.0

Release Date: September 1, 2022

Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date): September 30, 2023

Issue: 7

Volume: 46

Journal: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN)

Author (s):

Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA, FASPEN, Shearer Endowed Term Chair in Healthy Community Practices, Professor of Nutrition Science; Director of Nutrition Programs; University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

Christopher Snider, MPH, Data Scientist, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Gary Wu, MD, Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Profession in Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Lauren Hudson, MS, RD, LDN, Assistant Executive Hospital Director – Clinical Operations, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Octavia Picket-Blakely, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Director, GI Nutrition, Obesity, and Celiac Disease Program; Medical Director, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Afshin Parsikia, MD, MPH, NSQIP Surgical Clinical Reviewer, Einstein Healthcare Network, Department of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA

Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Sonali Palchaudhuri, MD, Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Link to article: Link

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 trends in patients requiring enteral nutrition (EN) in the U.S.
  2. List the top three causes for EN-related readmission after discharge on EN
  3. Identify the most common methods utilized to address the cause for readmission
  4. Summarize the common categories for readmission when not EN-related in this population
  5. Identify risk factors for hospital readmission after EN initiation

Requirements for Successful Completion:

To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must read the journal article in its entirety, complete an online assessment for each article and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All are located in ASPEN’s eLearning Center ( All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date, no exceptions. Pharmacists must provide their birthday (MMDD) and NABP e-PID. Details are available at

Accreditation Statement

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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.

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.

Pharmacists: ASPEN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours/0.1 CEUs. ACPE UAN: JA0002345-0000-22-121-H04-P. Knowledge Activity.

Nurses: ASPEN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hours. ASPEN is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970.

Dietitians: ASPEN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 CPEU.

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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Non-Commercialism: ASPEN subscribes to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials. ASPEN does not endorse any products.

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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 individuals have no financial relationships with ineligible companies: Charlene Compher, Christopher Snider, Lauren Hudson, Octavia Pickett-Blakely, Afshin Parsikia, Sonali Palchaudhuri

Among the JPEN Associate Editors, Lillian Harvey-Banchik, Lingtak-Neander Chan, Ronald Koretz, Ding-You Li, and Jean-Charles Preiser have no financial relationships with ineligible companies.

JPEN EIC, Kenneth Christopher has no financial relationships with ineligible companies.

ASPEN staff have no financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Gary Wu: research funding from Nestle, Takeda, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, and Abbive; Consultant for Hitachi High Technology; Advisory board member for Danone, BioCodex

James Lewis: Nestle Health Science – consultant, speaker, research funding

Shivan Mehta: Guardant Health, clinical advisory board

Manpreet Mundi: Fresenius Kabi, research grant; Nestle, research grant; Realfood Blends, research grant; Vectiv Bio, research grant; Baxter, advisory board; Zealand, emerging expert group.

Marion Winkler: Takeda, member of Gattex SBS Multidisciplinary Care Team Advisory Board.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated via the journal peer review process.

Note: an ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. For specific examples of ineligible companies visit

Financial relationships are relevant if the following three conditions are met for the prospective person who will control content of the education:

  • A financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company.
  • The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months.
  • The content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship.



  • 1.00 - Dietitian
  • 1.00 - Nurse
  • 1.00 - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 - Physician
  • 1.00 - Other