This 2-part webinar program will educate the learner on identifying micronutrient deficiencies using physical exams, clinical signs and symptoms, and biochemical tests. The first program will focus on pediatrics and the second program will focus on critically ill adults. Research on specific nutrients (Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Iodine, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin D for example) and recommendations on correcting those deficiencies (or toxicities) with pharmacotherapy/dosage will be discussed. Both sessions will focus on practical tips using case-based scenarios and up-to-date research studies.
Identify risk factors for developing micronutrient deficiencies/toxicities in pediatric patients.
Recognize signs and symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies/toxicities in pediatric patients.
Determine appropriate laboratory monitoring for micronutrient deficiencies/toxicities in pediatric patients.
Identify strategies for repletion of micronutrient deficiencies in pediatric patients receiving enteral and parenteral nutrition support.
Develop a strategy to prevent micronutrient toxicities in at-risk pediatric patients.