MSPEN Fall Meeting 2018

MSPEN18-4 - The Bad Abdomen in the ICU: Nutritional Consideration

Nov 2, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Nov 2, 2018 3:00pm



  • Understand how to assess gastrointestinal function in critically ill patients, describe the benefits of early enteral feedings
  • Identify contraindications to enteral feedings, and discuss challenges surrounding enteral feeding in situations of fistulae, in the open abdomen, and tertiary peritonitis 
  • Additionally the learner will gain insight into the Persistent Inflammatory Catabolic Syndrome, “PICS"


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