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Malnutrition Awareness Week 2021

Zoom Room: Feeding the Patient with Obesity in the Critical Care Setting

Oct 6, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Oct 6, 2021 4:00pm



Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the patient with obesity with a critical care lens (perceived biases to early nutrition, setting the stage)
  • Define sarcopenic obesity (what it is and why it’s a problem)
  • Define the nutritional impact - how does the nutrition condition worsen in the ICU and what is the impact of sarcopenic obesity
  • Discuss intervention recommendations and considerations
  • Discuss how to optimize the transition out of the ICU


  • David C. Evans, MD, FACS, PNS, Trauma and GI Surgeon, Ohio Health Trauma and Surgical Services, Columbus, OH
  • Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, CNSC, LDN, FADA, FASPEN, Professor of Nutrition Science, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

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